Ok so after a 3200 mile trip on the aprilia caponord rally I have the following impressions. Keep in mind my last bike was a 2005 BMW GS 1200 so this is the most advanced , tech laden bike I have owned. The impressions are in no means in order of importance, just as they popped in my head. Keep in mind I am just an average 55 year old rider... Not a racer, not a squid... We did days ranging from 590 miles to 250 miles on the trip and if I had my way I would jump back on and do another 3200 miles but I am back at work. In the cons item 2,4 and 5 are more annoyances than anything. None of the cons would be a deal breaker for me. Cons 1, it seems to be geared needlessly high.. It idles at 13 mph which sucks in traffic jams. 2, it is tall and heavy if you have a30 inch inseam.. Much to my chagrin I dropped it on a slopped , loosely gravely turnout in Virginia. Nothing damaged , just a scuff on the crash bar and a dent in my pride. 3 The cruise control.. Crude at best.. It was easiest using my left hand to activate .. I did appreciate it on the slab. 4 the position of the mode switch right above the turn signals... Constantly turning on signals looking for mode changes. 5, the seat.. I have never had a seat that was comfortable after a few hours and this is no different. 6, clutch pull, see comment 1. Sucks in a traffic jam. Pros 1, the sound... Every time you get on the gas you know it.. And so do you riding partners.. They all talk about how good it sounds. 2, the bike will eat miles on the slab or the back roads.. Pick a mode and go.. 3, the look... More thumbs up from other people than I can count. 4, handling... Ok I am not a crotch rocket race bike rider but this bike did everything I asked with out issue.. Grinding pegs on the "dragon" to time on the slab to make time. 5, price... I don't think a BMW or DUC are worth 5 to 6 grand more.. But that is my opinion. 6, cruise control, crude but effective. I did 300 miles on slab Sunday and just set the CC and rolled along. 7, did I mention the sound? 8, the bags,, multiple times in the rain with no leaks. 9, riding modes .. Easy to select and definite differences. 10, Breaks... Fantastic... Pulls the bike down fast with good feel from triple digit speed . I never felt an issue needing to scrub speed in a corner. Whether trail braking or riding the front in to plant the front end pre corner it was all always consistent and never an issue.. Even on a few corners I went in to hot. I wish I had an opportunity to take a New GS 1200 on a 3200 mile trip for a comparison but that is not happening. Once again I see no way not to be happy with this bike. I may invest in a Russell Ride all day seat this winter for next years trip.. That was the only issue I had but then everyone on the trip was hurting except the guy with the Russell on his triumph rocket 3.