I own a 2001 Cyclone - and I would tell you that reliability is not it's forte. Mine, at 25,000 miles, just had it's 25,000 mile service done, and by the time it is all done and finished, and after three visits..., it will have cost me $1500 to put this beast back on the road. The latest of problems was the bi-yearly broken motor mount which severed some oil lines, all of which had to be ordered, as Buell parts are seldom kept in stock, especially for the older ones, etc., etc. . If you are a mechanic, most of these are easy repairs, as nothing inside the engine has ever busted - but these bikes are weak electrically, and where the frame meets the engine. Good luck!