Very competent tourer; can get too hot in summer
Hard to shift at times. Adjusting the clutch helped a little, but still have some problems - might be spline time.
The first big bike I have owned at around 600lb. Previous bike was a 480lb CB650. Took a little getting used to, but now I hardly notice it.
A very competent and predictable bike to ride. My only complaint would be that it seems too easy to lock the back brake due to the shaft drive.
Very brisk acceleration; can keep up with anything, even in the turns.
Easily pulls in a high gear from low speeds; third seems capable of 0-100mph; a great bike for living in traffic.
I am a little disappointed with the 48-50mpg on 87 gas; I thought I would get more.
Biggest problem is HEAT; riding in 100'F behind the fairing your legs cook. Taking the lower fairing off helps. Looking forward to fall/winter riding where the engine heat will be welcome.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2007