SPOAT, As a farkle junkie, I love the wattage of the alternator. The shaft looks robust, and I think the cassette tranny is very cool. The heat exchanger (oil cooler) is on the inside, which worries me some, but if it is reliable we will never talk of it again. The engine is very well made, at school we stripped one down to the cases and put it back together, which serves you well in the future if you ever have to go inside. I am disappointed that it doesn't have radial brakes or adjustable forks, I think that on their flagship they should have been included. The tank is a pain to remove/replace, even more so than the 800, which is more trouble than the 1050, which is easy in comparison. The 19" front wheel is a deal breaker for me, but I'm glad it has cast wheels, tubes are a pain (800 XC). SAI is back, oh well! It isn't on the 800.