This thread might not last long but, I had to razz Martinfan30 for being so sensitive:lol: He is a civil servent now and there will be no bashing of the Police! Anyways someone asked to see the ST1300 doing a wheelie. Do to the fact that I just got a ticket for doing a wheelie I did a small first gear power wheelie in the culde'sac. It is windy and I was scared because it isn't a very long sack...or maybe I have a small sack...anyways there needs to be more sack and I need to wheelie on a mian street where I can shift into second. The nice thing about the ST1300 it is like the XR650R being it is a little of both worlds But, instead of half dirt race bike and half duel sport the ST1300 is half sport bike and half touring ST for Sport Touring. The police switched from the BMW 1150 to the ST1300 here in California as did the CHP. It is a nice combonation bike and it can do almost 150mph before the rev limiter kicks in. Very quiet and can be ridden in full rain (the motor driven wind shield moves up) nothing gets wet except the tip of your boots. Been there done that four times now in hard rain. read up on this bike if your looking for a nice bike that won't break the bank.