In defence of the XB12X
Have to say I entirely disagree.
Back in '06 I test rode one for a weekend - and placed an order for a black one the day I took it back to the dealership.
It was one of the best fun, best handling motorcycles I've ever ridden - still to this day.
I had no intention of buying a new bike when I rode it out of the showroom.
It wasn't perfect, but for a tall guy living in NZ (at the time) - and riding like I do - it was pretty close.
The Pic is from the first day I owned it.
Happy daze indeed.