Well, after exactly five months in the saddle, I can say without a doubt this is one of the best motorcycles I've ever owned. Power delivery is there, always on tap, and is liquid smooth. There are no flat-spots anywhere in the torque curve; the GT just pulls and pulls and pulls. The too far to the levers problem was fixed with a set of Triumph Genuine Accessory levers...though at $180, they were an expensive fix. Handling is superb, the thing feels like it's on rails. This is also the first bike I've ever ridden with hard luggage where you don't feel the weight of the bags while cornering. There are still some gripes, however. The transmission is somewhat notchy when downshifting, and finding neutral at a stop can be difficult. Also, get the touch-up paint kit for $20, because you're going to need it at some point. Rocks or other road debris tend to scratch the finish pretty decently. For highway droning of more than an hour or so, the bike tends to wear on you. A set of Gen-Mar risers and the Triumph gel-seat would probably rectify this issue, however. Lastly, after shutting the bike off, about 30 seconds later it makes a noise like it's getting a fax...or it's trying to dial out to the internet. Apparently it's normal, but if you've never heard it before, it can make you scratch your head. Overall, I am pleased with this motorcycle and glad I purchased it. The looks, features, power and character of this machine are second to none. Add in the price, and you've got yourself a winner.