Here in Park County with all the forest roads nearby, I ride a GS. Something about knowing any road is fair game. And as you possibly discovered, one can own the curves with the thing. Some call the GS "squid bait", and I think it is reflective. So fun to take this thing screaming through the curves.
I saw the demonstrations at Foothills. The ABS demonstration was impressive, as was Brad Hendry on the X County and X Moto. He's the owner's son and I know him well. Last summer he was privateer in the AMA Superbikes. He's also an instructor at the Freddie Spencer's schools.