One week into ownership and I'll be performing my 620 mile service tomorrow. I stopped by a local Kymco dealer and did a parking lot comparison to a Kymco People GT 300i and a Downtown 300I. I now understand why the People comes with a topcase, because if it didn't there would be very little storage. The Downtown was a little better. Both paled in the comparison of fit & finish, as well as the feel of the switchgear and seat release mechanisms. However, I think I liked the seat on both Kymcos a bit better than the BV 350. I did not ride either of the Kymcos, but I am sure I made the right choice. The BV has been a lot of fun, has plenty of power, and there are only a couple of very minor things I can find to pick on, such as the fuel gauge reading empty with nearly a gallon left in the tank. But once I figured that out it's not a big deal to compensate for.