Well, I rode the GS500E today. Wanna see what it looks like? Here.
Well, the engine still has very few miles on it, so it's not like we could snap it WOT or rev it up. I'm surprised how narrow the bike feels. It feels very similar to my father's NX. Nice riding position. Everything feels great on the bike, the brakes are mad strong, engine sounds wicked, shifter is superb. I had a lot of fun, even keeping the puppy out of its powerband. I think I'd still go for the Ninja 500 first, but yanno.