Suspension action is definitely on the firm side, which is opposite what you'd expect for any streetbike that's not a race replica. A stiffer fork and shock mean a fairly rough ride on bumpy roads, but it also means less brake dive, less rear-end squat on the gas, and good feedback from both contact patches. If you're a heavier rider (over 200 lbs.), prefer a firmer ride (like my coworker Zack Courts), or appreciate feeling everything the tires touch, you'll dig this setup. Presumably part of the reason riders will choose the GSX-S is because of its sportbike DNA, and those genetics are evident in the suspension action.