As promised, I thought I'd advise what I feel about the riding position, seat etc of the '07 now that I've done some longer rides.
OK, so 300km in a day is not too long but on a hot summer's day here in the north of NSW, it can be tiring enough.
I found the bike surprisingly comfortable, although it rides rougher over the bumpy stuff compared to my last BM. No neck or wrist ache but my backside was noticing it by rides end.
I then did a 245km loop on Sunday with more twisties involved so kept me moving about more. That was great and I was really impressed with the comfort.
Having now done about 1200km, the bike is starting to loosen up a bit more, especially since I can now use some more revs. I think the motor is amazing and the torque characteristics for everyday riding make it a joy. One very sweet motor!
Criticisms? I think the brakes do feel spongy (as many have said) and that detracts from its ability to confidently attack unknown twisty roads. You get used to it and the brakes don't seem to fade - just not confidence inspiring.
I'm still sorting the suspension for me - I think the rear is OK but the front maybe a little soft and when you increase the preload (is it?) on the front, it puts it a bit out of sync with the rear. I'm definitely no expert on this but that's just how it feels to me.
I may have to "soften" the front again a tad to match it more with the rear. I could, of course, be completely wrong here but I'll continue to make small adjustments and see what happens. I case anyone's interested, I'm 5'11" (179cm) and about 90kg (198lbs).
I hope that helps.