Just saw my new black DL650 at the dealership. It is way early in the season here, but if I can't drive it home this Sat, i have a trailer available. Did not take it for a ride, but did start it up and sat on it for a while. The engine is smooth at idle, with just a hint of vib. The exhaust is very quiet. I agree that it is a bit tall. I am 5' 6" tall, with a 32" inseam, and was almost able to flat-foot it, so it is not too bad. Love the ergos, have been riding a Vulcan cruiser for a while, and this seems like it will be much more comfy. I was worried that it would look a bit funky, as it does in the photos, but it is way nicer in real life. The display is very nice, a lot of info in a easy to read layout. Some items are a little on the cheap side, the chain gaurd comes to mind, but the paint is nice, and I think it looks great in black. All in all, I think it will be a great ride!