Just picked up my new 2009 Kawa Classic 900 and drove it home 91 miles. Took it easy of course and varied the speeds on the backroads from 45-60 mph. WHAT A MACHINE!!! ... I came off a Suzuki C50. Even new the 900 has loads more torque and power. I'm not just saying that cuz it's new. . I read almost all the posts here up to page 25 and I just had to mention that you guys and gals helped me decide on the Kawasaki. I have saddleman saddlebags from Dennis Kirk, the specific mount ones, and am having the OEM 23" Kawa W/shield and backrest installed this weekend as part of the deal. Ordered Cobra passenger floorboards also. Am currently reasearching engine guards. Allready have the Kuryakyn footpegs off my old bike. At any rate, I joined because I wanted to thank you all for helping me decide and will post further on my observations. Just ordered Kuryakyn ISO grips. Read a post early on titled "ISO Grips" and peeling off the OEM grips seems real easy and just sliding on the Kuryakyns w/o dissassembly of the throttle cables was a huge help also. You PPL ROCK!!!