Well Im back again. I've taken a couple of longer rides on the Bandit. So far my only complaint is, numbness on my right hand, especially my index and middle finger, for some reason the left hand never is bothered. After long rides my tailbone really gets sore, especially the next day. I've tried scooting up close to the gas tank to get away from the passenger seat hump, and it doesn't help. I'm going to try some gel grips, and an aftermarket gel seat. The throtle does indeed surge but it doesn't bother me at all. Wow though, does it handle the curves. Live Free, Ride Hard.