Good starter and intermediate bike
I've had the ignition kill switch go, the gas tank bolts fall out, the seat pop out and the tire flatten on me.
Long story short, the guys at the dealership couldn't build a bike out of lego properly if there lives depended on it. My bike was never properly put together from the start. Aside from that, Honda builds a very reliable bike. Don't let my experience deter you. This particular bike is made in Brazil.
I found this bike to be too small for me after the second day of riding. After raising the suspension, it felt a lot better. Great suspension.
It has very good acceleration. It weighs a lot though, which makes it tough to wheelie.
Handling is great too until you get to fifth gear or until you get into sand.
Very comfy bike. This bike was an enduro in Brazil, which is why it's a tad heavy, but it has good brakes and a large capacity gas tank.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2005