At this point I have a total of 4 bikes. 2 of which are a 2004 VL800 and a 2006 C50T. I prefer the Vl800 only because it has carbs. They both run great but I'm old and have worked on carbs my whole life. Anything goes wrong with the FI I'm at the mercy of the repair shop. The VL800 is a little cold blooded but that is why it has a choke. You can't go wrong with either one. Just keep up on the maintenance.