I'm wondering how the 400 manages steep, long (miles :shock: ) downhill stretches. I have read posts where a couple of people were caught off guard with the free-wheeling nature of the 400 transmission. At the moment I'm in the Kootenay area of British Columbia and looking at some of the most beautiful twisty roads that I'm planning to frequent when I get my Burgman. I know the 400 would be an absolute blast out here but I'm not so sure how much fun it would be going down some of the mountain passes. I would hate to suffer from brake fade (I don't think having to use the truck run-away lanes would too cool on a bike). :roll: I've seen posts by BlueBurgerBob who has a 650 in the vicinity but he hasn't posted in quite a while.