Having had my GV650 for about 18 months and done 16000 km on it, I am absolutely wrapped in the bike. I love it's performance, and handling, probably due to my expectations of a cruiser, (my heritage being sports bikes)! Comfortable seat postion for about two hours at a stretch, but this is more due to the old body not working so well any more. Love the motor, very tractable and quite zippy when getting into the upper rev range. I guess a tacho might be an addition, but after the first week you never look at it anyway!!
I like the new instruments on the 08 model, with the indicators more prominent.
The only thing I would like to change are the rear shockers, which are fine for solo riding but add a pillion and they sag a lot. This is probaly due to the very forward rake on the rear shocks, great for the rider, but all the pillion weight is behind the shocks. I tend to get a lot of sag with the resultant low ground clearance (not great in the first place). The adjustment mechanism on the standard bike is pathetic, light tinplate that buckles when you try to adjust them, and then you seem to get an extremely hard ride.
If anyone has a good option I would be vedry