I like mine. I can't compare it to other sport type bikes. It handles well, it's rather strong. I like the stock sound. No prob for me to take a couple hour ride. I guess I got more use to the seat. I don't do twisties with it but it feels like it could do well. Maybe not as well as bikes made for that kind of stuff. It can go fast...Some guy in a new Vet, yelled out to me 140 when we came to a stop. I wasn't racing him, but for some reason he was paceing me, and I didn't want to give it any more throttle, cause I was chicken. Wind screen really helps. eidien has done quite a bit to his, and is more familiar with this bike and I'm sure he rides his more than I ride mine. I'm 6'-0 and around 195.
01, XVS1100LC Yam cust.