I bought a Jap bike today, 2001 Concours. 100 miles and so far no one has kicked sand in my face or knocked my mess hall tray off the table. I did notice that some Harley riders must have been looking the other way when I waved. Most of the Jap bikes were crotch rockets, and they dont wave anyways Big fairing is nice. I am tolerating the feet under, but not a huge fan. Hard on the knees, I got bad knees though from an accident. Luckily at has highway pegs to stretch out. Hard on the forearms. I started to relax helped a bit, but I wonder about a day of riding. PIA needing the keys for glove box and ignition. Givi trunk is PIA to open, and needing key. Handles well. Power isnt that great, but I didnt wind out the gears either. In the past this bike did pull away from 98 at 100. You sit a lot higher. I was little nervous cause of the seat height, but wasnt to bad, but I was one up. . More vibration then I thought there would be. Overall fun bike, I want to get it one some twisties. Cant have to many bikes.