I bought my C109RT the first of apr. of course it is an 08 model. had a C50 for 6 months then traded up. the bike has 1000 miles on it now, and so far I love it. of course the first week I had it, ot was in the shop for a bad rectifier, and tomorrow I m taking it in, because when the bike is cold or has been sitting for a while a get a cladder in fourth and fifth gear. After I have been ridding for a while and everything warms up the cladder goes away. Other than that I like the way the bike handles.