Me and my brother just got back from a 1500 mile trip. He rides a '04 1300S and I have a '05 1300C. They both performed beautifully without a single problem. We started out in central Louisiana and went up the Natchez trace to Nashville where we were holed up for a day and a half in a motel room while we watched the rain fall. We saw a break in the clouds and took our chances heading out towards the Ozarks. Bad choice. More rain. Finally we made it to the Ozarks where we rode for half a day. Bikes did great in the hills. We were totally pleased with the performance of both bikes. Averaged about 300 miles a day. Actually the best piece of equipment we had was my brother's saddlebag cooler that holds a 12 pack of beer. Came in handy after a good day of riding!