I dont know about any suckers painted on my bike. However, yes it is one of the 500 scl's made. I like to ride but i dont see myself riding across the boarder lol, that would be one heck of a trip sure sure. Started riding when i was five or six, prob got a solid 10+ years riding. Had several over the years, last one i had was a 2009 v star 1100 custom. Still got that one, its currently for sale. Got lil over 3k miles and virtually nib condition.