I've had my standard since the end of February and can't believe what a good bike this is. The motor is smooth, pulls more than a 650 should, and has a bit of that growly V-twin sound and the ergos are good. The only change I've made so far is a CalSci windshield and I have some risers, a centerstand, and the lower cowling coming next week. I'm a bit baffled that people talk about how boring this bike is and how it has no soul. This thing's a keeper.