So I wanna say I am very impressed with this bike, not that I have ever rode anything else, but this bike makes me feel very much in control and confident, which is probably a lil dangerous. Between the ridind modes and traction control this bike is very manageable. They say in rain mode it feels like a 750 but with the traction control turn all the way up, you can literally hit the throttle anytime and the front wheel will not lift. I currently ride in sktrc3 and I can still feel the power take time to build up before she shoots out like a bat out of hell. In my opinion I feel like this 1000 with all of the technology is probably easier to ride than a 600. Does that make any sense? Any input?