I purchased my bike brand new in May this year. I think I got one of the last available. Absolutely love it. Have had three Honda VFR's culminating in the VTEC version, but always wanted something with a little more "grunt" for two up touring. The big ZED gives me that in bucketfuls. 2,000 mile trip in August this year fully loaded, 3 hard cases and the missus on board, warp factor speeds all the way (picked up a speeding fine on the way back to Calais!Ooops!!) Have done 5,500 miles on her so far this year and every single one has been accompanied by a massive "ear to ear" grin. Fitted a pair of Staintune end cans which really make the bike sound the way it should. Strengths: Acceleration, cruising abilty, fuel economy isn't too bad bearing in mind the performance capabilities. Weaknesses: Brakes could be a little better but braided hoses and better pads should see them right. Gearing quite close, takes a bit of getting used to, but other than that...none.