The best value for money in a sport-tourer
So far so good, nothing has broken that wasn't my fault.
One small issue has cropped up lately with a small oil leak, which I first noticed right around 50,000 miles, just under the shifter. Appears to be either a clutch rod seal or possibly the shift shaft. It's a small amount, so hasn't been much of an issue.
Dash and fairing plastics are starting to fade somewhat, but the bike is 10 years old and lives outside under a cover, so this is to be expected.
Owner's group online is top-notch, tons of support for years to come.
Incredibly reliable/durable. This bike feels like it's built like a tank.
Good gas mileage.
Very easy to service/maintain: valve adjustments can be completed in less than 2 hours, oil changes are a snap. Shaft drive means no chain or messy lube to deal with.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th October, 2010