I am on the verge of something big. I am thinking seriously about getting the "S" version, simply because you only live once. I have read all the magazine hoopla. Reviews tell me it is either too harsh and expensive to sharp and once in a lifetime bike. Now I need some feedback from the real riders. I have no desire to do track days, so how do you feel the bike deals with real roads (bumpy, patchy, nasty)? Does the steering damper work? Traction Control a real world plus? Or do you think the Street Fighter is a better road bike? I like sport bike riding and don't mind the seating position of a focused sport bike. Again, if the stars align I want to do it this fall so I can ride it to break in and wax it for the 6 months of winter. Thanks for the insight.