Latest issue of MCN (MotorCycle News) from England, has report on the V7 III Special, and the tester loves it. He gives it 4 stars, only detraction is "limited ground clearance", but says "the bounce and jolt from the poorly damped V7 II's shocks has been replaced by a well controlled rear and the V7 III now turns with proper agility." He says the new engine "thumps and vibrates pleasingly" and " when you get to 5000 rpm, the V-twin subtly changes character and smoothes off, leaving you with an engine that feels refined and plush with virtually no vibration." "Shifting is unbelievably smooth and all backed up by a lighter-than-light clutch action and delightful throttle response." Sounds good to me.