O.K., here we are 5 years and 27,000 miles later, and now for the REAL truth! WOW, still! Yes, I am still in love with this awesome machine. More into the Sport and Sport Touring now.
I have several long distance trips, 2200, 1700, and even an 1100 miler with the wife.
I have replaced tires twice, soon to get the third set. The drive chain once (20K). Iridium Spark Plugs. Best MPG is 50.3 and worst is 44.1, riding two-up with 60 lbs of baggage and gear, at 70-75 mph.
Of course regular service and 3-4k oil changes (synthetic) and air filter cleaning (K&N). At 24K valve check (all 20) no adjustment needed :)
Original brake pads still on (F&R).
Nothing has ever gone wrong or needed repairs! Without a doubt the most reliable bike I have ever owned! :)
Still a hoot to ride in the twisties, it does anything you ask of it and delivers all and more and with flair and plenty of power to spare! It adapts to any style of ride and road conditions. WOW!