In an earlier life, I had four XS1100's, one after the other. On returning I thought 'get the same sort of thing!' HMMMMMMMMMMMM. After owning this for 18 months Yamaha have replaced a large number of engine components and bike parts. Also three sets of clutch seals. Even the shocks and wingmirrors have all been changed due to corrosion caused by "using the bike in inclement weather" dohhhhhhhhhh. There are two types of bikers, those who own a bike, and those who ride bikes. I am rather disappointed that this machine turns out to be an owners, rather than a riders bike. BUTTTTTTTT what fun it is, good speed, (my sons loose me on their 600's though), two up no problems. Wind up the suspension and it gives reasonable performance. Torquey power source, with really good brakes, and a good long legged top end. Only sounded right when I put EVO's on from Blue Flame. Better fuel consumption and more BHP, and OH a sound to die for. (not literaly of course!) Strengths: Easy riding position, but a rather hard seat. Two up just as good. Luggage from GIVI fits well. Full fairing from TSP improved high speed performance and weather protection. Weaknesses: Japanese finish which cannot resist the cheap and nasty salt our councils throw every where.