yes the gs is a great bike. it was my first bike. ive been thrashing it since 2011. (knock on wood) only came off once. ive done alot to that little thing, rebuilt forks myself with stiffer springs and thicker oil, R6 rear shock, k&n filter that eliminates airbox, vance and hines exhaust and jetted to match. of course the obligatory oil, tire, and brake changes as well. all work done by me.