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I made a similar move 40 years ago, going from a 400cc Honda Hawk to a GS1000.
The added power wasn't hard to manage, but it did take me a while to get used to the extra weight.

Definitely try to hang on to the 400 if you can. Much as I liked the GS I did miss an easier-to-toss-around bike. A couple of years later I added an RZ350, and after that the GS didn't get ridden so much. :)
 

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My first street bike over 150cc was a 1978 Honda Hawk 400(150cc limit until age 16 in Alabama).
I still own it, although it isn't running at the moment.
My friend upgraded his Suzuki SP125 to a GS1000 when I got my 400.
Good memories of kicking his butt in the corners, to get passed on the longer straights.
Not much different than my recent track days on the N400.
My 1978 400cc parallel twin would do an indicated 112mph, while my 2019 N400 does 122 mph indicated.
Not much difference in 40+ years IMHO.
Pretty cool, not often I run into someone who even remembers those bikes, let alone owns one. :)
 

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...Of all the bikes I sold, I wish I still had the Honda Hawk NT650GT. It was light, torquey and handled great...
The Hawk was a great bike, my brother bought one new and I rode it a fair amount. But it you liked that you really ought to try an SV650, all the goodness of the Hawk with 20 more horsepower.
 
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