Most of the new Cats I've been around are in the shop more than they are on the trail. Last year their was an xf 800 in our group. After the suspension destroyed itself twice (under 1K miles), he traded in this year for the turbo 900. We've had awesome snow, and after he melted the turbo and two weeks later blew the chain case, I'd say he's had enough. He is one of the more "doggy riders", so its not an abuse issue. Maybe other people are having good experiences, not sure... But after seeing what I've seen and having to tow those turds time and time again, you'll never catch me dead buying one. I wonder if Cat is cleaning house yet.