I turned over 40,000 miles on my Hornet today. Still, no thought on taking it back for a refund! No problems, complaints, or breakdowns. Still think it was a Wednesday made bike about 10 am. Was putting about 15-16K a year till last year when I bought the KRS. It gets most of the mileage now, but, Lil Red gets enough where I don't fool with a battery charger. Bought NIB in 6/1/07.
My next new bike will be the ST1300.
Oh, if Honda had only put the 996 Super Hawk power in the NT700!
I hit 50k last week on my 06. Gone through 3 batteries though... 4 sets of tires... 3 sets of plugs.. and 3rd air filter. Waiting to hear my valves make some noise.. haven't had them serviced since 32k. I may just attempt it myself when I take some time off.