Maybe I'm crazy but I love my 2004, linked brake equiped VTEC Interceptor. I just had a kid run over me on my old 2000 Nighthawk 750 breaking my right ankle. The linked brakes make it much easier and less painful. I love the VTEC! It's like a supercharger to me. As you can tell, I love this bike.............but I'd trade it in a minute for an Intercepter 1000 VTEC with ABS! Make mine RED!