Not sure when I posted here last. I’ve had three 1250 bandits since 2009. A few diff bikes in between. Keep coming back for what I consider light weight, good performance, and all around usefulness from touring with hard bags and doing 500 mile days to riding the twisty roads for a few hours in the weekend. I bought this one in 2015 and have been to the dragon twice on it (from NJ/PA), Americade, and Blue Ridge Parkway. Roads in PA are no slouch either. Hate to see the limited popularity of this bike and forum decrease any further. Edit: I guess this means I’m officially old.