Bought this bike early this year. Love it. Had a bunch of other bikes. All different kinds from R1 to Hardleys. This by far is the one most suited to me. The riding position is good for my back. I don't mind the shortcomings. In fact I like the challenge of trying to be as smooth as possible. The suspension eh not so much, but I don't track and there aren't too many twisty roads around. Do love the on ramps and off ramps though.