I recently purchased a Pioneer 1k. Previously I owned a 700. I can say it is a completely different machine. First off it is much quieter and has less vibration. I have heard people say it's loud, not sure what they are comparing it to but this thing is much quieter then my 700. It has a butt load more power and I was pleasantly surprised on how smooth the power band was. The power steering is awesome. I noticed the machine has way better ground clearance and did not bottom out where It normally would. Suspension seems smoother but time will tell if the front bottoms out like my 700 did going over bumps at medium speed. Overall it's a awesome machine and with 1 year manufacturer's warranty and 3 year extended warranty ($620) you can't go wrong.