I have been rereading some posts when the xx was first introduced. It was just making me laugh reading some of the posts before people actually had these machines. Everything from slow and sluggish, harsh ride, no power, high geared, slow, one article said it was the fastest they evertested. I think it is funny how rumors and preconceived ideals probably brought a little downfall to the xx before it was even out for public. Just bringing it up.