Obviously, I just got the bike, so a follow-up review will be necessary at some point, but I'm ready to say a few things now. My two previous bikes were a '82 CB450 (two years) and an '01 naked Bandit 1200 (five years). I'd wanted a Harley since I was about ten years old but had concerns about the performance and price. I recently got financing on a Yamaha FZ1 and realized that, after insurance, the total cost of ownership for the FZ1 and the Street Bob was almost exactly the same with the difference being that the money goes to the bike with the Harley instead of the insurance company. I guess speed is not as important to me now as it was when I was 23 years old. So, picking up the Harley I was definitely a little nervous about how it would handle and feel. However, that's the most surprising thing about this bike so far - it is incredibly easy to ride. I took a couple laps around the parking lot and was on the road. The bike is long and heavy but it doesn't feel that way. It turns easy and tight. The clutch is great. Brakes don't have a precision feel, but I don't think it's as bad as some would have you believe. It's not like I got on the bike and thought "wow, the brakes suck." If you test ride Ducatis and Aprilias for a living, the Harley brakes might not quite satisfy you but they are fine for the rest of us. Power is good. I'm in the break-in period, so I haven't really gunned it, but I don't see the immediate need for performance enhancements. You definitely need to hang on tight when you crack it open in second gear. It's comfortable. I took it out for about two hours the other day and had some butt numbness but that was cured by a stop for gas and didn't even come back before I got home. Interestingly, the mid-mount controls have not led to any knee stiffness yet either. The reach to the bars is perfect for me too. It's a little hard to find neutral until the bike is good and warm, but that's no big deal. There's no tach on the stock bike. This is a real shortcoming in my opinion. If you've never ridden a big twin before, you're not gonna know what the bike feels like when it's lugging or time to shift, etc. Of course, they want you to shell out for the add-on tach but I could really use one now. They tell you in the manual when to shift by MPH but these shift points seem really conservative to me. I'm just a gearhead, you know? I like seeing the tach and knowing what I'm spinning at different gears in different speeds. The sound is great. This is another surprise. I can't believe they come from the factory as loud and throaty as they do. Now, we're not talking anything extreme here, but by factory standards, this has got to be the best sound you can buy. In sum, this is one FANTASTIC motorcycle. If you're on the fence about it, don't hesitate to buy one. I wanted one since they came out and went back and forth but I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I've been reading PSN reviews for a few years, so I thought I would pitch in. Hope this helps you out.