Hello from Tampa. My experience is that I purchased the Norden 901 from Xtreme Powersports in mid January, and just got back from 3 week cross country trip to CA and back. Some 7,200 miles. Traveled through 17 states in temps as low as 37 degrees in Jackson Hole to 102 in Needles. It rained so hard at times that I became personal friends with Fedex double trailers, as I awaited the upcoming gully washer baths, free of charge. The rear tire needs a replacement and the GPS mount wants to work its way loose after 2 attempts at tightening the fitment, but the new travel machine did great. No real performance mods, except I did switch out the exhaust for Akrapovic. Thanks, and I enjoy reading comments from USA and around the world.