Second to none!
With over 32k miles on the counter, the only thing I've been in the dealer for (under the warranty) has been the high beam bulb. I'm now on my 3rd bulb. I always drive with my high beams on so as to let drivers see me better. No other problems so far!
The bike (although it needs a diet) stays up with most of the guys I ride with on those ricky racers (GSXRs and R1s etc.).
The handling is great, and the mileage is ranging between 40-45 (depending on that right hand).
I use it almost every day as my commuter, and have taken several 800-1000 mile trips with no problems.
The first thing I fixed was the seat. Instead of spending $500 - 600 on a new seat, I sent it to a place in Florida (Spencers seats) and spent $75 to have him re-shape and add a nicer foam... what a difference. There is a few bikes I had a choice of when I bought the ST, including the FJR, the Beemer 1200RT, and now the Connie 14... and after having the ST for the last year and a 1/2... I wouldn't trade her for anything else, (maybe until I'm too old for the twisties) then maybe a wing in my future... Truly a great choice!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th December, 2007