It also depends on the setup person at your dealership. Sam, the setup man at my dealership, is very thorough. I haven't experienced a lot of the common loose bolts, etc. with either the Burgman or the V-Strom because he goes through them thoroughly at setup. Then he rides them - vigorously. I've seen him test ride some of the machines he has setup. Trust me - they are 80% to 90% broken in by the time he parks them. And he usually walks away with this huge smile on his face...Stormsteed said:Interesting article. I wonder what kind of run test the Burgmans go through as part of the manufacturing process.