Great deal for the cost, and impressive performance
Timing chain is making a little noise. Probably a simple adjustment will fix this problem.
I just bought the bike, and I am very impressed thus far. Being 6'4" and 220lbs, I was looking for something bigger initially. When I rode the 454, I was first impressed with the power, it is not a slug by any means. It also handles beautifully.
The bike is a little small for my size, but it is much more comfortable than what I anticipated, and it handled myself, as well as my girlfriend no problem.
I lucked out and found one in show room condition with custom paint and pipes for $1,300.00. And, with only 13,000 miles on it, my guess is that she has a lot of life left in her.
The timing chain is rattling a little, which I hear is typical of Kawasaki engines of this vintage, but I assume this can be fixed with a simple adjustment.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2006