Mine has only had a thousand miles put on it since i got it, but the points I
have noticed on my 2006 model
Brakes, they work, but my dead gerbil has more "bite"
No centrestand, pain when servicing.
Power, same as the dead gerbil....
Economy, very good, getting approx 58mpg, at 60/70mph.
Reliability, perfect, but early days yet.
Seat comfort, ok, but many folk reckon a reshaped seat is well worth it.
Suspension, budget jobs, bit soggy, 2 up with luggage overwhelms them.
Riding position, great, screen a bit useless, a taller (proper) one needed.
Value for money: Fantastic!!!!
The engines are simple well proven units, with locknut valve adjustment, so cheap servicing. solo, with small luggage, they will cruise happily at 70mph, although 80mph will start to struggle, and the windblast will get annoying.
The older ones developed more power, and were strangled with catalytic converters, so a bit of "un-detuning" will help with motorway speeds.
They aren't as posy as the ktm/bmw/drz bikes, but who cares when £2000 will bag a thousand mile minter!!!
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