Just want to say what a mechanical, ergonomic masterpiece! Did a 200 mile ride today. Scheduled my 500 mile service since I just about made it there already, and the XCT is great. Don't need ear plugs anymore since the fairing does such a good job of blocking wind noise. With all vents closed, radio even sounded good at 75-80 mph. My first mpg check showed 46, although I did not go above 3k rpms for breakin. Sounds great to me. Bike is everything positive that reviewers stated. Only down side for me is coming off of a Mustang seat, little numb butt starting about 90 miles non stop ride, which is still not bad, but other seat I never got sore butt. I still may keep the seat since after 1.5 hrs, I should stop and stretch. Great forum and bike! thanks!