I just did 2 weeks away on my 990 on some terrific roads in South & Eastern Australia. A total of 5,000km. The bike performed almost faultlessly with the minor exception of the jerky throttle response at low revs. Into tight low speed corners it makes throttling off a bit harsh and then feeding the power in through the corner you need to maintain the touch of a surgeon on the throttle to avoid it 'snapping' on. This is both on dirt and on tar. You can ride though it but I can't understand why its so bad. Is a cure for this (powercommander?)? Its my only issue with the bike which over this trip proved to be the perfect 'Adventure' tourer (for me). PS. I read other threads that said it got better with time but mine now has 10,000km on it and its just the same.