This then-new standard from Suzuki had apparently charmed the riding pants off everyone at the office. "So easy to flick back and forth that turning around and re-running ess-turns isn't just an option, it's a necessity,"Cycle World's May, 1999, issue declared. And shockingly, "Better performance numbers than Ducati's Monster 900." Other turn-ons included the short wheelbase, low center of gravity, relaxed riding position, competent suspension, decent brakes, smooth gearbox, narrow waist, wide handlebars and cozy passenger perch. The perfect companion for novice and hooligans alike. And stunning good looks to boot.