First I would like to say "THANKS" to all of you folks for helping me make the decision to guy a 109! I have been reading this forum and looking at bike pics for about a year. Finally traded in my scooter in Sept. 7, for a 2007 red m109. It only had 4800 miles and was in great condition. I just couldn't let it get away. I have put about 3500 miles on it since then. What a blast! I live in WV and ride into MD, PA, and VA. Rode to Bridge Day a couple of weeks back to watch the base jumpers leap from the New River Gorge bridge. The bike is awesome. I don't need to tell you guys though, you're the ones who convinced me. Thanks again. My girlfriend rides a Raider, which she has customized to the point that most people don't pay too much attention to my nine. I just tell them to check out the front of my bike, they'll have plenty of opportunity to view the rear.