Great, highly versatile bike that's suited for any ride
Carburetors dirty easily - must be cleaned regularly.
Gas mileage is marginal ~25-30mpg. Could be the dirty carbs though.
Handling is "jumpy" in low gears - not made for parking-lot speeds. Once moving at 25+, it's a real joy to be on.
Great bike overall.
Very gentle power band on low end, will accelerate like a rocket past 2nd gear though. Hold on tight if you're in a hurry.
1/4 throttle goes a long way - nice power reserve in high gear.
Excellent handling at cruising speeds - 35+ mph. Quick response to weight shift and counter-steering - handles like a sport bike.
Very comfortable - seats nicely for 6', 200lb male.
Doesn't need a battery! Just roll about 6 feet and pop the clutch - fires right up! When the carbs are clean, fires on first turn-over. I only use the battery in parking lots!
Nice exhaust - not too loud for the neighbors, but sounds like a bike.
Wonderful bike. Would recommend it for anyone 180lbs plus. If you're small though, this is too much power to start on.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd August, 2007