This bike disappears under you when you ride it. It is so linear in power delivery that the sense of speed is muted slightly, at the cost of perfect predictability. The suspension is one step below Ohlins (for the R model), but works well over bumps. From the factory the suspension needs fiddling to dial out understeer. It is a little bulgy in person. It is a great track bike. It sounds amazing, even with the stock can.