Hello everyone, I recently purchased a 98' XX two days before I left town(May 21, 09) for bike week and I'm totally impressed with this bike. From the day I saw it and sat on it I knew I had to have it so I waited patiently and saved while I sharpened my skills on a smaller bike until that day came. In one day time I had put 300miles on it riding up and down the beaches of the gulfcoast going from Biloxi to New Orleans. The smoothness at 180 for me unbelievable not to mention the handling on the roads. I'll own this bike forever and may even get another one day. I'm so glad I found this community with others who share the same feelings as I. See you on those two's!!!