Good news for 2011, as the X will be the only model sold both here and abroad. What makes the X model special is the use of higher-grade Showa suspension featuring a Big Piston Fork similar to that found on the current Suzuki GSX-R1000, not to mention the stillborn Buell Barracuda 2. The advantage BPF offers over a conventional cartridge-type fork is its smoother, more responsive action and reduced weight, due to fewer internal parts. A pair of Showa shocks with piggyback nitrogen-charged reservoirs delivers a very controlled ride at the rear. Spring preload, plus compression and rebound damping, can now be adjusted at both ends, allowing ride to be tailored for improved comfort or enhanced cornering performance. The X also gets full-floating Nissin front brake rotors of the same 292mm diameter as its predecessor's.