Just got back from a 4400km weeklong trip from Cambridge ON through NY, PA, WV, NC, SC, TN, KY, OH, & MI. The V was awesome. I take back a little bit about the corbin seat even though it got stuck on me and I had to remove the tongue to get it back on again or be stranded forever. The 800km days where no problem and the R1 suspension was impressive through the twisties. The bike had no problem leading the bigger bikes (Bandit 1200, SV 1000 & GSXR 600) in my group on our spirited rides. One thing I was not expecting was all the attention the bike got. My friends give me a hard time and always tell me how ugly she is whenever possible (they even nicknamed her "Angry Cricket"). It must be really frustrating for them to see all the attention my bike gets at gas stops and rest periods when everyone wants to talk about my V. I even had people taking her picture while fueling up at Deals Gap. Now the "peace de la resistance" Killboy's Seal Of Approval!