Thanks V7, for the encouraging words. Mine is part of that first delivery too. I saw a silver one in Dallas for sale on ebay some months back. I didn't pay all that much. Only a grand more then what they quoted originally. My dealership here on the East Coast kept three of the first 10. My starter hits pretty hard on the first cold start, still leaking oil, not much, after miles maybe a 1/2 oz., runs a little rough till she warms up. I will NOT give it up for another summer. 2 years without the bike of my dreams? I'm using it and having fun so far. They had the bike for over 4 months waiting for a gearbox. I've addressed every other issue. They should have fixed them then. I take it you have a Guzzi? They look like fun.