I had a Honda CB 650 10 years ago and decided it was time to get into another. I upgraded a bit to a VTX 1800C. It is a 2004 holdover so I got a large discount from MSRP...but the color isn't my first choice. I am thinking of changing it to either deep blue or metallic silver. The new 2005 1800F version looks sharp. But the price went over my personal toy limit so I went with the 1800C version. Since the pic, I have removed the yellow reflectors from the radiator.