After reading these reviews I feel the need to redress the balance. I am absolutely amazed by the experiences of some of the people who have commented on the X1, having bought mine new in 99 I have only had one problem. The problem I had centred around the fuel injection, and a problem with detonation under load, and in particular when the bike got very hot. This was investigated by the dealer that I bought the bike from and could not be solved by them, I contacted Buell UK and they collected my bike leaving a replacement until mine was fixed. I got the bike back a month later, problem solved and never surfaced again, this was the last problem I have had in all the years of ownership.The X1 has character by the truck load and is a joy to own and ride, bags of torque and the fantastic noise never cease to bring a smile to my face. I have been riding for 20 years and owned 12 bikes in that time, the Buell is the one that I just cant part with, I have ridden many others in that time, and friends have tried to tempt me away but the Buell is staying. When I first rode the X1 I was bitten, I had tried the Monster, Bandit and all the other alternatives around at the time but nothing came close to the experience. I have it serviced religiously and ensure that it well maintained, I had the exhaust changed for a Vance and Hines when I first bought it and it was worth it for the noise alone. It is not a refined bike, it spits, pops and vibrates like a jack-hammer, but that is part of the appeal for me, it is not a sanitised soulless sewing machine! If you want a bike that will quietly whisk you from place to place don't buy one, if you want a raw visceral old school bike you will not be disappointed.