These were excellent bikes, created at the same time as the Honda Superhawk 996 to challenge Ducati’s hold on Superbike Racing, but Suzuki was too clever by half. At the back of their fairly conventional chassis, they chose to fit a separate spring and rotary damper with pushrods, instead of a coil over shock. The smaller rotary damper contained less oil than a normal shock and had smaller metering orifices, both of which led to a rear end that could become vague when the oil got hot and frothy. In normal usage, they are great bikes, but if you ride tight and technical courses you may notice the rear end not keeping up with the front. Cook the rear shock and the rear wheel won’t have much traction, which can easily put you on your ass when you overpower the tire with the abundant torque of the V-twin.