Greetings from Prince Albert Saskatchewan. I am a Producer/Writer for major Canadian Television Network and I play drums in rock band on weekends. I am veteran rider, just bought 2012 V-star 950 Touring. I am extremely happy with this bike, but like other posters, have had some issues like ticking noise (less than 100k on this bike) and the windshield feels a bit short even though I am short myself lol. Other than that I get a ton of compliments on the bike and I am quite happy with it. I look forward to participating in the discussions.