Perfect bike for the new rider to ride, and then go to a bigger bike afterward
Would sometimes just die when driving, but could be started right back up by dumping the clutch.
Didn't always start. Had to be push started.
Both issues more than likely due to the fact I did zero repairs on it.
I hated adjusted and lubing the darn chain.
I bought a 1979 Honda 750 Four, and it was OK. I sold that and came across a good deal on the 650 Maxim. This was my first bike that I actually rode around regularly, so it is the bike I learned on really.
This bike was what I considered the perfect starter bike. It wasn't crazy powerful, but was quick enough for a beginner rider to appreciate riding, with good pull all the way to around 85MPH, then it would fall on its nose and pull no more. Like I said, perfect for the beginner.
I did occasionally ride passengers, but I think it is primarily for single riding. It is a good looking scaled down cruiser of the era. Put a shaft drive on this thing, and you virtually eliminate most of the cons about it.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th May, 2012