Don't call me Shirley
Definitely ride them. I find the suspension is more than ok for street use. Suspension travel != bad suspension. The 09 felt just fine cornering and we have a buddy with one who has no issue keeping up. At the end of the ride, he's a lot less sore than us SS losers areSeems to be some negatives about both the 09 and the 10, mostly about the suspension. I really need to ride them both and form my own opinion, what one person likes someone else might not.
Right now the two I am considering most equally are the z900 or the gsxs750, and one of the two yamahas as a backup. Haven't ridden any of them yet.