Well...when I bought Ruckus I did a $hit load of mods right out the chute. Over the last 2 months I've slowed down with the mods and have been riding every day. I have to say Yamaha got it right! Top end speed, handling in the corners, even braking (had a few quick stops to make) are all perfect! I bartend during the day at a Pub that alot of bikers frequent. Without fail, they all compliment Ruckus. I've let many regulars take it for a ride (we usually swap bikes and take a quick 3-4 mile ride) and they all come back smiling! I've ridden their bikes (every Harley possible, an M109, and a Mean Streak) and nothing compares. I've made friends and believers out of alot of guys & girls that I never would have met had they not walked passed my bike and sought out the owner. A few have returned to the Pub with friends just to see it. That said, here's the 3 things that I have to mention. The Tricky Air Ride is worth every penny. Not just for how it performs, but, for the look on peoples faces when I show them the bike and raise and lower it! Second, royale5 makes a top notch seat! People flip over his craftsmanship. They all rave about how comfortable it is after riding it! If you need a seat or anything leather, call HIM!!! And finally, Bucky's covers get alot of comments and attention. I love looking out the window and see guys wearing vests with patches squatting down all around my bike and pointing at the seat, covers, big tire, and the bike in general!! I've made many new friends because of Ruckus and been on some great day rides with these people. It's fun listening to them when we get to where we are going "Did you see me almost catch up to him? and, "Man, I had him in my sights until that friggin' corner, how do you corner so fast?" LOL. We ride the speed limit mostly, but, in a group there's always a few "bursts" and runs out front. LOL. I don't care where I am in the pack, if someone pulls away I swing out and run him down....lol. Can't help myself!! Man this bike is a blast! I'm so glad I didn't buy that V-Rod!!! LOL. Just chiming in now that I've actually got some miles (over 3,000 in 2 months...lol) on Ruckus!!