I’m still not crazy about the six-speed over-drive transmission. This thing pulls like Jack the bear, making that sixth gear superfluous. I say tighten up the first five gears, drop 6th, and let the thing wind up on the highway. Of course, I’ve been complaining about that since I first rode the 1700 Nomad, so maybe I’ll get use to it. I’ve also got a few niggles about the handling. For some peculiar reason, I’ve never felt entirely comfortable pushing the 1700s hard, which is odd because I had absolutely no qualms about railing the 2- Liter, and absolutely love the 900s. I’ve also ridden with guys that rode the wheels off the 1700 without reporting any problems, so I’m fairly certain it’s not the bikes fault. With a little more seat time I’m sure I can figure out what’s going on, even if it’s only in my head.