well boys took a spin on the new machine today! wow does 6000rpm come fast on this thing. I was suprised how connected the throttle was to the engine. The roads are damp in spots so I didn't stray to far from the house but can't wait too. This is my first completly new bike and wondered if I need to bed the brake pads in like a car? the lever effort seemed a little high. Look forward to surfing the sight and maybe meeting some folks-thanks VAN!