The resulting roll-on acceleration is extremely satisfying, and makes open-road overtaking almost a non-event.
READ ALL ABOUT IT: A new instrument pod on the Suzuki GSX-1250FA includes a gear position indicator and a programmable shift light.
What does mar the impression of refinement somewhat, though, is the fact that the gearbox is very clunky. I did get the hang of it after a few days, but I could never really get smooth gear changes.
STAND AND DELIVER: The Suzuki GSX-1250FA's centre-stand adds weight but makes maintenance easier.