I have a non S, ordered it that way. Less weight and less prone to failure. Manual suspension is simple and does not fail. I upgraded mine and I have full TTX Ohlins manual suspension front and rear. The stock suspension was very good when set up. The Ohlins is GREAT, but I am not really good enough to exploit it anyway. But once set correctly the only time I change suspension settings is if I have a passenger, and then I only bump the preload a bit. Luckily my wife rides her own bikes, so I do not often take passengers. For what it is worth, I rarely switch riding modes, I programmed them all to high output on power and sensitivity and use it for traction control settings only, (1 allowing a great bit of sliding, another almost none which I use for really slippery rain riding). I do not need those bells and whistles, I want to ride.