Saintly - sigh - give me good reasons why you would say that.
I said a few things: let me see,
(1)The transmission comment is fact. I work in that industry I can provide documentation if needed.
(2) That Blasts are junk is my opinion. I have ridden three of them and know one former owner personally. (one of the 3 that I rode was a demo at a dealer's open house day - it broke on the test ride & I had to walk back to the dealer)
(3) That I nearly torched my firebolt, its rap sheet speaks for itself:
03 XB9R purchased new
Headlamp fuse blowing repeatedly / 14 miles(brand new)
Front brake pulsation / 50 - 75 miles
Primary oil leak / 1000 miles
Left mirror loosened & fell off / 5100 miles
Kickstand bending foward & bike leaning over way too far / warranteed at 6000 miles
Drivebelt frayed & then broke / 6300 miles
New Drivebelt skipping teeth / 7200 miles
Front Rotor warped / 7500 miles
Right Footpeg snapped off / 8000 miles
Tranny popping out of 1st gear under hard acceleration / 8300 miles
Snapped another drivebelt / 8600 miles
Ground stud snapped off / 10,800 miles
Bad ignition coil causing check eng lite, replaced with new / 10,900 miles
Water in primary 3 times in one month due to poor design clutch cable boot. 13,200 - 13,600 miles
Clutch slipping under load, found clutch linings separated from steel cores(possibly due to water in primary?) 13,850 miles.