Hello everyone-I've been following this board for over a year and all of your info has been very beneficial. I have a 2003 blurple 1300 retro and I love it. I bought it new a year ago and have about 7000 miles on it. Their would be more miles on it but it was out of commission for two months last summer after it became very well aquainted with an asphalt parking lot. Yes it has no problem doing a burnout!! Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I'm a real estate agent so I have the ability to adjust my schedule according to the weather!!! If anyone lives around St. Louis and wants to go ride-let me know.