So last night I went over her witha fine tooth comb. Tightened everything to spec, cleaned everything perfectly, set the tire pressure, fresh tank of gas, etc. This am I rode her to work, about 35 varying miles. I've had many bikes the last one being an SV1000 naked and a FatBoy prior to that. Here are some observations...the word "Substantial" is the forst thing that comes to mind. Heavy, but surefooted, a big machine, but it handles it's size well. This, is a lotta bike! It's got a Remus Titanium full exhaust on it, and it was nice listening to it in the mid to upper RPM range. It's a highly capable cruiser...just rolling along at a nice clip. I definitely feel the weight, but I somehow like it. I LOVE the look of it, the White/Blue color combo, VERY BMW. I like the simple, but logical instrument panel. I especially like how the tach is slightly larger than the speedo, simple, but effective. Teutonic. Braking is solid, especially for a heavy bike. Ergos are, still a bit too forward for this mid 40's body, even with the bars adjusted back, the footpegs down, and the seat in the low position. It's my first bike with a fairing/windshield...highly useful and speed. Overall, I really like it a lot, just need to get it set up a bit more upright for me. Any thoughts/viewpoints are much appreciated...thanks in advance.