Bought in June 2005, have had ermax screen as its 10cm higher which makes a difference to my 5ft 10 inch height as the stock screen was not much good and gave me neck ache after 45 mins. Have had seat padded slightly because after 45 mins my bum was sore but now its all pretty much a few hours riding before it starts. Lazy riding is the cb and not exciting really to ride, it does not give me that excitment as my 2003 fireblade but there again the cb is not designed to go fast because if you think it can then the suspension starts to wallow and braking with that weight forget it. to sum up with my mods its very comfortable, reasonably quick, build quality is very good as long as you give a bit of tlc, 150 miles to a tank, rain protection is ok but its not like the blackbirds, luggage carrying potential is excellent, it looks really good as muscle bikes go, but not as good looking as some sports bikes. Strengths: Looks, quality,l uggage carrying capacity, sit up and beg riding position,l ovely low down torque for lazy riding, pulls well from low down. Weaknesses: Standard trim the seat is only comfortable for 45 mins only as is the screen,lacks in excitment and character,headlight must look better.