I've read a few bits online lately that have been critical of the Buell 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.