This is the DEFINITIVE Monster!!! The engine has a lot of low end grunt. It's much more suitable for this chassis and type of bike than the 996 engine in the S4R which is too high strung. Too bad the bike is geared too high (as are most bikes nowadays). The suspension is very well damped even for a 210-lbs dude like me. Very flickable and light. I'm short and I can nearly flat foot it. Tres cool!!! Heavy clutch like a typical Duck but nice feel and engages quickly without slop. Good, positive feel on the gear lever. Brake is better than the old S2R 800, but not too progressive with the feel. Takes a lot of effort too. Rear brake is adequate but nothing to rave about. Vibrations aren't bad. And you can actually see out the rear view mirrors!!! What? A Duck with usable rear view mirror? What's next? I like it. I like it more than the Speed Triple which says a lot.;P Wanna kill these ads? We can help!