Went and looked at new bikes this past Saturday. The VT1300 looks ok, not much to be thrilled about. Then I spotted the new Kawasaki Vaquero, now to me anyway that is a bike to get excited about. Self cancelling turns, true cruise control, noise adjusting stereo, fuel gauge, self adjusting lifters, etc, etc, etc. I do believe I have found the replacement for the ACE. Time will tell need to go back and do a test ride couldn't do it last weekend, had shorts on and mother Kawi wouldn't allow it.