Picked mine up Saturday. Just couldn’t wait for delivery! I put 56 miles on it, mostly in the desert surrounding my house. Nothing but fun and giggles. My initial thought is that as long as I remember what I’m riding, this thing is a great exploring machine... it’s nearly silent and leaves very little evidence of its passing through the area. I had trouble spotting my own tracks. It’s probably as close to bulletproof as you can get as far as motorcycles go. That little engine has been around in one shape or form for a looong time, and Honda has it figured out. Maybe the mistake is modifying the shit out of it so you maintain 60 mph on the highway to get to Death Valley or wherever you want to explore. It is what it is. Just throw it in your truck and take it to wherever you want to explore. Problem solved, and you haven’t compromised the best part of the little bike- the amazing reliability and, more importantly, it’s amazing Stealth factor. Armor it up the best I can, dump stupid money in the suspension, and enjoy it for what it is, I think that’s my plan. I’m not touching the freaking motor. Honda pays engineers a ton of dough to come up with motors that are as reliable as an anvil. Big deal when you’re way out in the desert. Just my first impression.