Awesome! More mid range power? What about turning? feels "lighter on it's feet"? Seems to be a small narrow bike for a liter bike and sounds wicked too with the Variable Valve Timing and 14500 redline. Did you get the thing reflash and all? I feel the same about the reliability with the KTM. They had issues with the RC8 in the past.
Useable midrange power is an understood statement now. The bike has torque or feels like it. No sprocket changes, no flashes, no aftermarket exhaust, from the factory it has midrange and lets you know it when the throttle cracks.
I have it flashed and full Yoshimura exhaust. It is a beast, but all of them are today.
Very nimble feeling to me and seems setup out of the box for my height and fit. I don't know how to explain it other than the bike just fits me. Another term I think of is what they used to say about the Hondas "it is easy to go fast on" My first time in the mountains I could put the bike wherever I wanted easily and it would hold the line.
Narrow yes, in some ways the quality is better than my Gen4 and in other places it is not.
I am fortunate the QS is flawless on mine so far. It does have a few faults which are pointed out in the reviews. it does vibrate more, and seems to be worse at the cruising rpm speed in 6th gear. I have found shift up/down change speed a little and it makes a big difference.
Overall, I love the bike and have no regrets in my purchase. People will have a different opinion, but I like it! I didn't spend their money on it
Brock is making some great videos on the new GSXR1000 and modifying.