Hello everyone! I have had a lot of people ask me, why buy a V Rod the first year out? It will have a lot of kinks to work out, and I should wait until HD fine tunes them. Why go with something new, when you can get tried and true? I do not go with this philosophy, and have had to fight back the hords, with unqualified answers, since I do not have my bike yet ( should be here within the week) I told them about this forum, and they will look for your answers, by the way these are Harley riders from the old school ( they will get a laugh from this) I think this bike is a fantastic new addition to the HD family, and it fits the type of bike style I have been looking for, for years. I do not want to spend MORE money, on a bike to UPGRADE it to be fast, this bike is fantastic stock, with no modifications, except maybe the seat, rack, and fairing. I have not heard the bike, nor seen one on the road where I live( YAY!!) so I do not know if the pipes are too quiet for my liking.....your thoughts?