Purchased 2006 model with 1500 on the clock. 3000 miles over the last 3 months, mainly 70 to 200 mile jouneys (a ride out once a week through the winter). Not ridden for 23 years (400 superdream) so it felt a big bike at first. A few rides and found it very comfortable, easy to handle wet or dry. Pulls reasonably well with two up. Don't really notice the pillion passenger in terms of handling. Averaged about 57 to the gallon which is better than the previous 400! Acceleration is fine for me, keeping up with 2 wheels and pulls away from most 4 wheelers. Tried high and low windscreen - high, no feeling of wind, engine sounds like a bag of nails at times, too short to see over windscreen so as soon as it gets dirty or wet visibility is lost, lower mpg, pillion rider gets a lot of buffeting, ok for winter protection : low, some wind noise but feels a lot better to ride, more economical and will keep for 9 months a year - shame there isn't a third position! Wide, low seat, very comfortable, including pillion. A little vibration through the seat above 5000 rpm but not a lot to worry about (not noticed handlebar vibration). Gearbox clunky, particularly into second. Doesn't like to run below 3000rpm. Seems well built for a 'poor mans' pan european. Doen't use any oil (never had a bilke like that before!). Most of the quirks are avoidable and a real pleasure to ride.