I have spoken with Sam, a mechanic at three cross in britain with 25 years experience on benelli's and MV's, about some of the problems we have been discussing in the forum. First, the clock problem may have a simple solution until they recall them (if that happens at all). It seems all italian makers hard wire the computers so that they always are hot. Simple solution, the off switch turns off the flow of elctricity to them and saves the battery. See if that solves the problems. There has been a clutch problem that Benelli was aware of but didn't bother to solve with the difficulty getting into 1st gear. That again is just a part that needs to be replaced by the dealer. If anyone needs oil filters for their tornado and wants OEM ones call three cross motorcycles at 01202-810204 and ask for John the service manager, they have loads. Now here is a major one. There has been a trend of springs breaking inside the clutches. That doesn't hurt anything in and of itself however it does cause the starter to engage very hard into the flywheel. This causes cracks between the teeth and the holes drilled to conserve weight. When those cracks give....BAD THINGS MAN, REALLY BAD THINGS HAPPEN... so get your mechanics to check that flywheel for cracks on your services. The RS that was torn apart on the service lift was going to have to be ripped down to bare. Not fun but at least it is winter time in britain. Also, if you have a limited edition let me know if you want to trickle charge it. i have the alternate locations for you so you don't have to bugger up the plastic battery weather covering in order to attach your cables. I have #131.