Perfect first-bike, or city commuter!
Throttle cable snapped.
Right rear turn signal stopped working.
Decent on gas.
Good around town with a passenger (not so much on highway, though...)
Decent on the highway by yourself, except I would suggest you have sufficient upper-arm strength to combat those problematic wind gusts!
I'm 6'3", 200lbs, and I still find this little bike to perform quite well for me! Acceleration is good (beats every car off the line) but drops off at around 80km/h...top speed (for me anyway) is about 120km/h (and that was before I cleaned the carbs... could be faster now!).
With my height, I look somewhat disproportionate on the bike, so to correct this I have replaced the rather large, swooped-back handlebars with flat drag bars (makes us tall folks look a bit more comfortable and reduces wind drag).
Hope this helps!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th June, 2006