A blast to ride; fun, speedy, maneuverable
Gas mileage recently dropped off -- from ~62 to ~49.5. It's certainly possible that I've just gotten harder on the throttle. Service due soon; the dealership has been pretty helpful, and I'm fairly confident that I'll find out then.
Hmm. Well, just to get it out of the way -- it feels a bit too high, to me. I'm 5'9" and if I was any shorter I'd not be able to fit both feet on the ground (while sitting) at once. That said -- I can see over most cars, which is nice in traffic, and they're less likely to miss the bike moving down the road. Balance is just fine, too, and it handles well!
No problems at all keeping up -- or passing *quickly* -- other traffic. Yeah, it's a bit of a rattler over bumps, but sticks to the road just fine, even in fairly high (25mph) wind. Still has power to accelerate past the idiots (even if they're idiots moving at 70+), and will stop when you need it to!
I got this one used from a friend who'd put the first 18k on it (oh yes, the price was right), and if I ride this one into the ground I'll seriously consider getting another, rather than those cruisers that I've had my eye on. You can't beat the storage without getting a car, and you can park 'em anywhere.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th December, 2008