After walking circles around the new Bonnie at the dealers a few times, I finally took the plunge and brought one home today. I thought that I would like this bike. After all, it's a refined, modern classic, and I've always enjoyed the Brit look. But I wasn't perpared for how well this bike would function. I was a bit hesitant to buy one at first because I didn't know if it had enough power to use at interstate speeds. No Problem. The Bonnie briskly trots right up to 80-85 MPH and feels as if it would be happy there all day long. Also, this is one smooth bike. How the engineers ever got a 360 degree verticle twin to run this smoothly, I'll never know. It's also a great around town bike. The gear ratios are prefectly spaced and they mesh from one to the next effortlessly. The bike is totally comfortable loping along at 45 mph in high gear. My other bike is a Ducati 900ss. I love it as well, but the Ducati demnads that you "ride it". The Bonnie invites you along as it gives *you* a ride. Yes, I'm VERY fond of this new Bonneville. Triumph hasn't just created a very good retro bike, they've created an outstanding, universal motorcle.