I just traded in my 02 vtx1800c , for this awesome machine!! I want to thank everyone on this forum, for helping me make this move. As much as i loved my vtx, The m109 seems lighter, more nimble and more willing to please! I don't know if i can control myself on the throttle-- 3500rpm comes way too fast... I look forword to a long happy run with this bike, and and to share info with all of you. m.c.