OK I've lived with the Honda now for about 1 week. Time to jot down some thoughts. Firstly, the bike looks amazing. Classic style with modern touches. Secondly, the bike sounds pretty good too, most of the time. Everything else I have to say is not going to be so graceful. I really wonder what Honda were thinking. I might be overly critical because I build products for a living, but I can't think how someone who builds things could think to themselves, "yep, it's done". No, sorry, it's not done, it's a fcuking right cock up is what it is. OK, it's a bike, it does the basic job of getting you from A to B, you look good, and you sound good doing it. That's about it. It only takes about 30km of highway riding before you start to realise it's faults. And here they are: The handlebars have far too much vibration in them at 100kph. The crossover pipe on the exhaust is far too hot for sitting at a red light on a hot day. You'll be shifting in your seat wondering why your right leg is feeling the heat all of a sudden. People have been burnt by this and pants and boots have been helpless victims (not in my experience, but others have reported this). You cannot take a pillion as the exhaust will nuke whatever is within 10 cm of it. Speaking of the seat. It's uncomfortable as all hell after about 20 mins. The rear brake is hopeless, but that's not too much of a big deal. The front brake on the other hand is also hopeless and that's much more of an issue. I'm a bit more used to it now, but it will not stop you in a hurry that's for sure. I now know how much gap to leave in front of me to be safe, and it's a big gap. Sitting at 5th gear on the highway is not cruising, it sounds like it's revving the tits off it like it's a 250. Engine vibration goes all through the frame when accelerating hard, far, far too much vibration. It feels like the bike is about to vibrate itself apart. The fuel tank... the fuel tank... 10 litres... wtf Honda really? So anyway, I think I'm a bit bummed that Honda are making me shell out $1,500 for additions to the bike to make it a decent ride. If the seat, vibrations and exhaust were fixed, the other things I could deal with. It's those 3 that are really eating at me, once they're fixed with aftermarket solutions, it might actually be an enjoyable ride.