The bike is solid and well made; I like it
The bike was stored outside for a year or more before I got it.
The seat has a tear, but this item could be repaired easily.
I had to have the carburetors cleaned, due to the long period of disuse.
It is hard to start when the weather is cold.
I tipped the bike over while pushing it; put a smooth dent in one side of the gas tank; otherwise no damage.
Several times, early on, it stopped suddenly while cranking it over to start. Took out number four spark plug to check whether the head gasket was leaking and had filled the cylinders with antifreeze. Whoosh! Out came gasoline! Lucky I didn't burn the garage down. This must occur due both to a leaky vacuum valve on the petcock and a bad carburetor float valve. I have done nothing to correct this, and the problem has not recurred, recently.
The bike is very quick.
I like the sound of a four cylinder engine. This engine purrs with a very pleasant sound.
I use the bike for around town travel. I have put about 1200 miles on it since getting it.
The seat is not comfortable for a long ride. I have ridden about fifty or sixty miles at a stretch. Seat gets sore, but I am 81 years old; maybe that is the problem!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th October, 2012