A good solid little bike, and fun to ride
Nothing at all ever went wrong. I replaced brake pads, discs and a chain during ownership, as with all service parts.
For a 250, it had an incredible amount of bottom-end torque, with a nice spread of power. I thought the performance and handling remarkable. I used it for work transport one winter as the traffic queues were horrendous because of bad weather. I never once had a problem with this. Wet and icy roads were just coped with. No excitement. Small enough and light enough to throw around.
Did a number of long-distance hauls, and my only comment would be that the petrol tank could have been bigger. Depending how I rode, I could get up to 135 miles to a tank, or as little as 30 (I really hate paying the extra pennies to Motorway Service Stations).
The lighting was good, with no problem on unlit country lanes.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th December, 2007