I bought the Duke in 2001 with only 600 miles on the clock. The guy who had it before me said it just wasn't for him. That was 5 years ago and today it now has 31K on the clock, I commute on it every working day and it has never let me down, never not started, never stopped for no reason, never. It's well bolted together and even though it gets rained on bar the odd nut and bolt there's no rust. Even after all those miles and 5 years when I crack open the throttle in second it still scares the crap out of me. I've looked at other bikes but cant find one that comes close for performance and reliability. Buy one, learn how to drive it properly and you will never go back to the plastic clad road rockets. Strengths: Brakes, acceleration, reliability, cost to run, handling and the head turning factor. Weaknesses: Must be serviced by someone that knows what they are doing (oil Bubble), an hour and a half is enough, tank range, motorways are boring, Dont like salt on the roads it eats the aluminium.