I have to be honest. The Valkyrie is not the bike that I wanted, in fact, it was not even a consideration. I overlooked another Valkyrie when I tried to purchase a different bike. My previous bike was a Can-Am Spyder and just never really liked the ride or the product. I was upside down and desperate to get rid of the bike. I needed a special bike that would hold the negative equity of my Spyder. The Valkyrie was about the only choice I had because of the great pricing. I decided that I disliked the Spyder enough that I could make the Valkyrie work for me. After all, it could not be any worse than the Spyder. Don't get me wrong, the Can Am is a great bike with a very loyal following. I just prefer two wheels. I went to the dealership and decided I would ride the bike to see if I would be happy with it. I turned around in 2 blocks and went back to the dealership. I told them to hurry up and draw up the paperwork. (I did not want them to change their mind about my trade). I bought the bike at Dream Machines of Texas and had a 2 hour ride home. Before I got out of Dallas, I was in love. Turns out to be one of the best bike decisions I have ever made. I cannot even describe the feeling I get when riding this bike. I swallowed a large amount of negative equity and have absolutely no regrets. What a bike!! I have been told that the bike gets better with a few more miles on it. I am not sure how that is possible. I have since added a few things to help me using it as a commuter bike. One happy rider.