Had the bike for 2 weeks, and finially took it out! I'm on a crash diet and had not planned to due much riding until alot of weight had come off, but what the hell? Well with all the talk about it being a dog, it felt pretty zippy! I have not been on a bike in 10 years, and it was enough to make me nervious at times. The wheel will absolutrlry come up in 1st, but not so much in 2nd. I really didn't test this out much though. I could have been in 3rd? Next, the bike felt smaller than my old DR650, and thats a bad thing as i'm pretty darn big right now. I have to lose some weight now, or buy a Harley. I sure hope the "give it Hell' Breakin method is correct as that's waht I just did. I ran it around the block, and i'm current looking out the window waiting for the cops to arrive. One thing I still don't care for is the thumper / tractor sound. Will a Yosh help, or will it just sound like a louder tractor?