After reading all your post over the last few months, I had to find out why these bikes are so popular, so I work a deal for a brand new 990R and picked it up yesturday. I rode a freinds 950SE a couple times so I kind of knew what I was in for. Just before I signed on the dotted line; I took it on a 5 mile ride. This thing ripps! I'm still speachless. Signed the paper work and trucked it 3 hrs home as it 42 degrees and raining. Currently working on a farkel list. if you have any wisdom, please share.