This is a great second bike after the first one that you learn to ride on. You won't be disappointed
Replaced factory seat with Gel seat... works better, not great, but better.
Replaced windscreen with Givi unit and with some tweaking, it works better than the stock shield, again, not perfect but better.
No parts failures unrelated to normal wear. Just replaced brake pads, chain and sprockets. Pads still had about 1/3 to 1/2 left, chain was shot, starting to kink up.
Great fuel economy. Between 55 and 60 mpg most of the time at speeds less than 65 mph. Over 65 it gets worse quickly.
Great power anywhere above 4000 rpm.
Good handling especially with Works rear shock and stiffer spring. It can keep up with faster bikes in the twisties.
This is a great motorcycle to do everything with. Reasonable in cost, reasonably cheap to own. Performs well in many kinds of usage.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th July, 2009