Not true about the every 2,500 miles service. I bought a 2011 Cross Country. After the initial 500 service it is every 5,000 miles thereafter. It is clearly stated in the Owner's manual. I sold my 2008 BMW R1200RT and glad I did. This Cross Country is the best bike I've ever owned and drove. It is comfortable and well thought out. I am having it repainted now into a White and Willow Green scheme and will post pictures soon. By the way, fellas, check out Santa Rosa Vee Twin, for they sell Cross Country handlebars that pull back 2." And, I also put into the bars the "BARSNAKE." It is a substance that cuts the vibration in the handlebars.