So last saturday was actually pretty nice out here in Wisconsin, so I finally got to take out my '09 for it's first ride and also mine, on any street bike. Now for one, it was a blast, I only went 30-40 obeying the speed limit, but damn it was fun. Second, I can't understand why everyone says these are so bad to start on. Maybe it was my cautious driving, slower speeds, or 2 years on dirt, but it definitely didn't seem as deadly and uncontrollable as everyone says. And it surely felt like it had enough power to get me where I wanted, which most people say 600s are terrible with that in the city. So could someone please shed some light on these issues?