I've owned my 03 silverwing for a month now and I love it. Dunno why i waited so long to get one. It's silver, has 31,000 on the clock with fsh and I paid £1700 for it in a private sale. It's such a brilliant bike I don't know why more aren't ridden in the uk. Can the whole of Europe really be wrong? I for one dought it. The design of the bike is very modern, which I like, the front and rear light clusters could easily have been removed from Hondas latest sports bike as well as the dash. There's some really nice features aswell like the LCD dash, 12 volt power socket, parking brake and under seat light aswell as the huge storage space. The bike runs and rides perfectly, very balanced with lots of usable power and so smooth. It really handles well and is easy to ride. It inspires confidence. The linked brakes work very well too. Only usually needing a soft squeeze to hault even from speed. You really don't realise your riding a scooter. It's extremely comfortable too even for a passenger. The bike purrs around town and is up to 30mph in a few seconds. Out on the open road it's not lacking either and happily cruises between 80 - 85mph and doesn't take long to get there either. Mpg's averaging around 45mpg. I'm so glad I made the jump to the maxi scooter. Now I understand why all the Europeans ride them. I use to ride middle weight roadsters but the Silverwing with all it's extra features, practicalities and performance ensures I won't be rushing back to a standard motorcycle anytime soon, if ever. I use to think why would anyone want a big scooter, but now i would haft seriously consider why anyone would want a normal bike for everyday use. I commute 50 miles a day and have not ridden anything to date that suits me better. You get so much more with a silverwing and I'm sure if more people tried it they'd be converted too. An all round brilliant bike.