Wow yamaman. I'm right behind you at 63 and getting ready to trade my Valkyrie for the XSR900 and appreciate you answering me in the other thread about the engine guards and highway pegs that this old man will need to stretch out these aging legs. I'm also getting ready to buy a new 18" Goldwing so Ill have a comfortable ride for when the ole lady wants to go for a spin. I've been riding since the 70's and have so many different bikes I've lost count but am looking forward to another fast and great handling bike like this XSR. May have some more questions for you sir.