I bought this bike in the spring of 2011 and now have over 2,800 miles on it. This is a great handling motorcycle with excellent performance.
My girlfriend can certainly agree with other reviews that the stock pillion seat is terrible (narrow and hard), any ride over an hour was uncomfortable - even painful so installing the long haul tour seat is a huge improvement.
Aside from a loose coolant hose at the radiator and two recalls to replace some bolts that did not have a thread locker installed at the factory, this bike has required no exceptional maintanence.
We just returned from a three-day ride around Glacier National Park (over 700 miles total). She was very comfortable with the new seat and was happy with the handling/performance.
This bike is awesome and like everyone else, I am very satified with my decision to purchase this bike over 'just another' Harley, the Victory or the Kawasaki I was considering.
I especially enjoy out performing my friends' modified Harley's with my mostly stock (added BC Hogslayer pipes) 1600 Thunderbird w/ABS. Not only does this bike have excellent riding perfomance but it gets attention everywhere...you've been warned!
Upgrades/Accessories: Installed accessories are the rider and passenger footboards, fog lights, alarm system, aux power, engine dresser bar with the adjustable highway pegs and I recently (finally) recieved the detachable windshield, tour seat and detachable sissy bar (had to purchase separately the sissy bar rack). Also, recently replaced the stock pipes with BC Hogslayers and a K&M air filter.
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