I have a 2002 bike and got it before they were world famous. I have seen other bikes I like as much or maybe even more. I might be the only guy riding an OCC who doesnt think they walk on water.
To be honest I wanted something that was easily insurable and would have some resale.
Many of these customs have rebuild titles and insurance is a real problem.
I have the max insured value of $30,000, and it only cost me about $435.00 per year.
Also if the bike doesnt have a manufactures title you can't get financing. I own my bike, but when I go to sell it, the new buyer may need to get financing and thats not usually possible on rebuilt titles.
And the only other problem I have with this bike is EVERYWHERE you go, every knuckle head with an OCC tee shirt or who has ever watched the show has a million questions. I just got it because I got all the right equipment, I like the way it looks and it rides really nice.
I still have a Yahama V-Max and still use it, just not as much since the OCC is so comfortable