A trusted steed
Seat has started to wear badly.
I purchased this motorcycle when I was 17 - I'm now 51 34 years later & am still riding it!
Bullet proof in terms of reliability; I am not precious with the bike, but keep it clean & service it myself.
The old cable operated drum brakes are well below par by today's standard, but that's to be expected in a machine over three decades old.
The 6 volt electrics system too is a throwback to the old days, but the headlamp is adequate enough for the task.
Apart from tyres & brake shoes, the only things I've replaced are the fork seals, front brake cable, & a few bulbs.
The bike is kick start only, & fires up more or less first time every time. Even after it hasn't been used for a couple of weeks in cold weather, it is unusual to have to kick start it three times before it starts.
As for economy, not all that great (I'm 15 stones though so that may have something to do with it!). I get about 50 MPG. A good big fuel tank - about 2.7 gallons - means that you don't have to queue up at the petrol station all that often.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2014