Wish I had bought one sooner, it is a really nice machine
No mechanical failures so far. Have owned for one year, purchased used.
It does shimmy more than my Honda did, apparently the difference between a V-4 and a V-2.
It does have a design fault that took some figuring out. When hot, the gas will boil out of the carbs, as they are located between the V pistons. Took some getting used to, and spoke to 3 different mechanics before one finally described the problem immediately. After sitting while hot, you need to roll the accelerator slightly to get some fuel in the carbs, being careful not to flood it out, which I did 3-4 times before getting it right.
I love the shaft drive and acceleration! This bike will really move.
Handling is excellent for a bike this size. I installed footboards on the front, just have to watch cornering, as they will drag in tight turns. It does sit lower than my Honda did, but rides much more like a cruiser, and surprisingly was closer to the handling of my Honda than I imagined it would be.
Very comfortable cruiser, especially for the passenger.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th January, 2011