Absolutely would buy it again, love this bike. My mileage has been great, 45 mpg is common with higher numbers when trying to be light on the throttle. I went and rode an Explorer, very big bike and no way would I or could I throw it around like my xc. The 800 on the right roads does long sweeping power slides like a champ, lofting the front wheel over rises is simple and painless. It's really a neat bike.