Very satisfied on all categories with this bike
Nothing has ever gone wrong with my bike, it has been rock solid from the day I took delivery.
Stock suspension took some re-tuning and resetting (front and rear ride heights) to aid stability and the power increase I installed.
Brakes could be better in stock form - braided lines cured that though.
The 9R responds very well to professional tuning. Upon addition of a Hindle model Ti full exhaust and Stage II re-jetting, I was able to pick up another 14HP on top of the base run of 126. This exhaust also dropped 25 pounds off the bike in un-sprung weight. The stock exhaust is for a tank!
It's not the sharpest of handling bikes in stock form, but a few suspension mods can cure that. Overall, it can be considered a bike way beyond most average riders ability in this class of machines.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th January, 2005