Aside from the above comments, I do really really like this motorcycle. It's light, fun, agile, perfect beginner's bike. But it looks great, too. No doubt about it. I find the acceleration to be crisp and solid, tire grip is sure. This bike is all about fun.
I've ridden much larger bikes and I guess I'm just not a horsepower snob. I like the big fast bikes and I like the little peppy nimble bikes. I'm just a huge motorcycle fan. I don't find this bike to be too slow. It's not a highway bike, for sure. But it's fun to ride, safe, nimble, attractive and just, I don't know. I really like it.
I don't see why someone who has been given the choice of either a motorcycle or a scooter would go for a scooter. This thing is way cooler than any scooter any day of the week.
Rust is a problem on the chrome bits, but it all comes off with steel wool. This bike sat for ten years and still runs just fine and is about to get used a lot. Rust had gathered on the foot pegs and everywhere else. But to my amazement, it all came off without the cleaned chrome surface showing any wear or damage, but for some pinhole pitting on the forks.
Tires can be hard to find and expensive in the US. The dealer still carries them because these bikes, I believe, are still imported to the US on a limited basis for state rider safety programs, which is a good thing. Dealers get plenty of them at the beginning of each riding season from the DMV's, and fix them up and tune them. After being unable to find tires on the Internet, I surprised to find the tires for this bike at my local Suzuki dealer IN STOCK. They cost about $140 the pair, though. Ouch! But I did install them myself, which you can do with this bike, because wheel design still uses tubes. Otherwise, it would have cost about $340 from the dealer to refit the bike with new tires and tubes.
The bike is virtually unchanged in design since 1982, and I think the frame and cosmetics are even older from back when all Suzuki were two-strokes. But the classic look has aged really well, and parts are still basically easy to get at the dealer or on eBay.