Hey Guys, This is stupid. I was in the dealership the other day to order my saddlebags, and I heard the manager trying to sell an Aprilia RSV to a customer. He was saying how the crankshaft is much thicker than in the Jap bikes, and how much nicer the handling is, etc, etc. I felt kind of bad on my way out the door because all I was thinking about before that was how much I was looking forward to riding my Viffer, and how proud I am to have made a good sensible choice for a motorcycle. I think I'm over it now - I don't suspect the thickness of the crankshaft really has any implications for how well that engine performs, , nor how long it will last. Just wondering if anyone can help REMIND me that the dealer is just full of SHXT, and that he's just trying to sell his leftover Aprilia from '08. I can't see it being half the bike the VFR is.