After riding a sport touring bike as my main ride, I grew tired of all the tech and weight. I found myself wanting to get back to that freedom I had on that old Yamaha. No electric windscreen, heated grips and seat, etc. Don't get me wrong; that stuff is great, but I wanted simplicity again. I had thought about putting together another XS650, but when I saw the Bonnie, I had to have it. It was an itch that had to be scratched no matter how hard I ignored it. So last December, I got it and love the look and the simplicity of it. No bags, no shield, just the wind in my face and bug guts on my jacket.