I've put nearly 19,000 miles on it. It's been reliable, with the only failure being the electronic ignition module (a new aftermarket one was obtained from New Zealand). I think it's almost the perfect motorcycle: quick, economical (60 mpg with a one-tooth-smaller rear sprocket) and light. Its only shortcoming is the vibration associated with the big Thumper. Actually, I don't feel the vibration is too bad, at least for short rides, but after 40-50 miles it begins to wear on you. A balancer shaft and/or rubber mounting would have helped, as would something as simple as firmer, more supportive foam in the seat.