Well I have had my XVS650 for just on 1000k now and I am very happy with it. Mods. 1. V & H pipes, 2. Aeromach risers with one and a half inch pull back because I have short arms. For me the riding position is now very comfortable. 3. Removed the pillion seat. The motor has heaps of low down torque and will operate between 40kph and 100+kph with ease in 5th gear. Take of at lights is good with good speed that requires quick gear shift to at least 3rd and then on through to 4th and 5th. Not as quick of the mark as a road bike but then it is a cruiser. The controls are well located and easy to use, the only beef I have is the turn signal warning light is green and hard to see if the sun is on it. The bike is light enough for city running around with out any problems and also great for country cruising. The longet run I have been on so far is a round trip to Mandurah of about 250k and the bike performed very well through out the ride and was pleasure to get it up to 100 and cruise there for a while. It is my intention over the next few weeks to go out into the counry east of Perth and do some cruising through the Darling ranges and the wheat belt to get to really see how the bike performs under more diffcult terrain rather than cruising on coastal flats all the time.