Well I have now covered 8000kms and have to admit the bike gets better and better. For me the sweet spot is at 5000 revs and the problem comes up when 6th gear is engaged. With the 16/15 and 39/41 sprocket conversion the bike comes alive. Don't get me wrong, even at lower revs the bike is very well mannered and good to ride. The performance is particularly good for passing and in the curves. I have fitted a GTR 1400 screen and the bike is now most suitable for FarRides. The next step will be to improve the lights with stronger Rallye globes before much night riding is due. I have measured the performance against two earlier bikes, a K1200 GT and a Concours 1400 ,combined 100k kms and comparing price weight etc. the Ninja stacks up exceedingly well.