^^ Completely agreed...
Rode the other day with the girl for the first time for a greater distance (she's been a bit reluctant to get on), and realized that 1) the suspension is way too soft stock, 2) a little more "get-up-and-go" would be nice on the highway when having to pass someone 3)16-46 gearing might be too high with 2 aboard, seems like i had to rev it a lot more to get the heavier load to move.
2000 Suzuki DR650 - 790cc Big bore..Frankenbike
1985 Yamaha CA50 - My Hot Rod
2009 Piaggio BV-250 - Escusi, Babba be bo-bee
2003 BMW R1150RT - The new beast