Ideal bike to learn on safely
Nothing has gone wrong for the length of time that I have owned it.
My only complaint about this motorbike is that it seems nearly impossible to find parts for it. I've been to 4 different bike shops in the area, and a scrap yard, and no-one makes parts for my model year. I can find parts for '83 and '85, but for the most part neither year seems to have compatible parts to mine.
Aside from the above problem, the bike is excellent to learn on. It has a low enough centre of gravity that makes it very easy to maneuver at low speeds (perfect for your M1 exit test). The motor is easy to work on and pretty robust, I rode for my first summer unaware that one plug was not firing at all.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th February, 2006