I just bought a 2013 M50 a month ago. I've owned several different motorcycles in my 66 years and this M50 is the best one. I also have a 2012 DL1000 and prior to that a Yamaha Warrior which is a 1700cc machine. I added a National Slipstreamer windshield, a Suzuki back rest and luggage rack. The machine is close to perfect. If I could get a slightly longer shifter for my size 14 feet it would be totally perfect. I intended to buy a HD Sportster but when I sat on the M50 I knew this was the bike for me. Here in Oregon we have 4-6 months of riding weather and the other 6-8 months is snow and ice. So, while the weather is bad, my bike sleeps in a shed and I go the gun range and shoot targets to relieve the stress.