Hi all, I am new to the forum but have been reading it for awhile. I currently own a 02 Silverwing that I have had since 2006. I have over 30,000 miles on it and love it, I have just been thinking about trying something different because life is short. I added a variator to the silverwing and it is alot quicker than stock as it keeps the bike higher in the powerband at all times. I can embarrass many a midsize cruiser, especially through the corners. I do alot of 4 hour weekend rides along with my Dad and his new StreetGlide Harley and the scooter is easily able to hold it's own(other than having to stop for gas more often than he has to due to the smallish capacity gas tank ). I have gotten spoiled with the storage (full face modular helmet plus Joe Rocket crash jacket both fit under seat) plus the wind protection, and not having to shift. I have ridden normal clutch bikes and even took my DMV cycle test on one, just prefer not shifting if you have that option (why not?) So finding a replacement for the scoot that covers most of these bases has been a difficult challenge, that is probably why I haven't after all this time. Looked at the DN-01's when it came out, but the reviews were pretty harsh and it looked like cornering abilitys were very limited before scraping due to the low slung layout. Most riding vids on YouTube show it scraping while hardly pushing it hard through the corners at all. I LOVE twisties, so that was kind of a let down to see. Looked at the Aprillia Manas and was impressed by the tank trunk or frunk and optional shift patterns, but it sits kinda high and no real protection with tiny windscreen. Plus I had heard services on this Italian bike were very costly. That leads me to the faired CTX. I could throw on some hard bags and a taller screen and be pretty close to what I need (besides Full Face helmet storage) Top box not a real option because I think it kills the looks and the low center of gravity idea of the bike. Plus the lowish seat height is a plus since my girlfriend also rides along with me on her own Burgman 400, she cannot touch feet to ground comfortably on my Silverwing. May have to option of keeping my Silverwing and replacing HER scoot instead!!! I am still waiting on a dealer within an hour or so to get in one of the DCT versions to sit on and test ride to see if it is comparable to the old trusty 'Wing. Snow will be flying soon enough, may have to wait until next years riding season it appears at this rate. Sorry for the long-winded rant and introduction. I do enjoy reading your impressions and taking them into consideration before actually getting to see one for myself. It helps me out alot.