I was looking for an affordable sport-tourer (emphasis on sport) for most of the past year but nothing really jumped out at me. Sure, there are lots of great choices but nothing quite in my personal sweet spot of sub-600lbs, great performance, comfortable 2-up accommodations and solid reliability. I hadn't thought about getting a Blackbird (I don't see many of them around) but after researching the Dos Equis, it seemed like almost everything I wanted. It lacks only ABS and an integrated luggage system from my wish list. I picked this 2002 CBX1100XX up on Friday, with 2400 miles. About as close to new as a nine year old bike can get. Still has that "new bike smell," if such a thing really exists. I've ridden mostly sportbikes for the past 25 years, but this thing is much more of a GT - big, comfortable, powerful and stoopid fast. Just what I was looking to. I can't wait to put some serious miles on her. She may be a big girl but, if my initial impression holds, she sure can dance. Anybody else want to share some Blackbird love?