Owned for 8 months, 4500 miles on all roads / conditions. The positives - engine is very strong and eager, revs quickly and pulls like a train. Sounds awesome. Chassis is also good, very taut and firm, handles superbly on smooth roads, very flickable. Relaxed riding position with high seat & lowish pegs. Seat is pretty comfortable for moderate trips. The bike generally is well put together, with good quality components. I've ridden it most days over the winter, including during the snow, and the finish is still good despite only monthly washing. The negatives - fuelling at low revs is terrible. The bike jerks and snatches below 3 thousand revs. Riding at less than 30mph is best avoided, and heavy traffic is hard work as you're off and on the clutch all the time to avoid stalling. The jerkiness of the throttle response makes two up riding uncomfortable for both rider and pillion. The pillion seat is uncomfortable - my girlfriend has a sore a*** after 30 minutes. The firm suspension which gives such good handling on smooth roads is too harsh on bumpy roads, and especially unsuitable for potholed city streets. I disagree with MCN about the fairing - its actually pretty crap and deflects very little wind - none from your lower body and only a small amount from the chest. Speeds above 80mph are hard on the neck (and I'm not overly tall). Aprilia luggage is rubbish, and Hepco & Becker are the only after market supplier who make a rack that will fit it, and they are expensive. My other major complaint has been reliability. The bike has been back to the shop 3 times - once for getting stuck in 2nd gear (gear selector incorrectly assembled by the factory), once for front brake pads (pads sticking & hence wore out in 3000 miles), once for an oil leak from around the oil filter. Availability of parts is variable - you can wait weeks or months. Overall verdict - grunty, good fun bike to ride fast on smooth roads, and without a pillion. Fairly comfortable solo if you stay out of the city, and off the motorway. Oh, and avoid bumpy backroads too. Poor luggage availability so don't take it touring. Get used to travelling by bus, as the bike will be spending a lot of time in the shop...which will suit your girlfriend as she wont want to go on the back. I wouldn't have another one, and am trading mine in next week (at a considerable loss thanks to terrible depreciation). Don't say you weren't warned..