As the header says... I have ridden many of the mid size or larger "standard bikes", and none of the steel tube framed ones have felt completely like an extension of myself, like the FZ8/FZ1, the MT10, Suzuki GSX S1000 and so on do. A couple have been closer, the Z900R and the XJ6Diversion (aka FZ6R?), but even for them, there is a bit of "give", and a feeling of frame flexing being a part of how the bike handles. The Bandit 650 and 1250, XJR1300, Triumph 800 series, Suzuki SV650 and GSX S750, Kawasaki ER6, any Harley, Honda CBF1000 etc, etc, are examples of bikes that lack that feeling of being a part of myself. It is NOT a question about weight or suspension quality, it is the (lack of) rigidity that I am talking about. The same as in old cars, where the is so much torsional twist that you feel the car "squirm" during aggressive driving. Especially obvious when suspension and tires are upgraded, allowing for higher forces in curves.