Does what it is designed to do, and does it well!
50K - clutch springs wore out, friction disks were still within spec, but slipping on up-shifts, replaced disks and heavier springs.
30K fork seals leaking (nicks and dings on front of fork tubes - use fork tube protection).
15K, 35K, 54K steering stem bearings loose not replaced, just tightened.
Fourth touring bike owned, most fun, least "surprises" - unexpected breakdowns. Went from 3-5k/year (6 months/year) to 10K/year, 11 months of riding (when no-snow in NY).
Strong bulletproof engine, lots of power for a tourer loaded down with kitchen sinks: radio, cassette, CB, bags and trunk, and "barn door" windscreen.
Handling is old style, high COG, but does well with a stiff frame.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st February, 2006