My experience is indeed with an 01 model and at one point it did have the "surging" problem, but I believe it was eventually fixed by one of the dealers (the bike belonged to my friend Susan) According to what I remember she was told to use Premium and I'm trying to remember if i also read it in her owners manual
I will agree it'll easily travel along all day at it's upper limit while fully loaded and it can even do 800 mile days and yes with a passenger (as Tedder asked). I never found it to be all that buzzy, but others are free to disagree
Originally Posted by Motoplaner
Bull. The converse is true. Especially for the problematic '01. Many true fixes are available for the occasional surging/stallings, especially of the 01's. They'll putt right along doing the ton day in and out.