I won this bike as a result of a competion I entered through this site. At first I was seriously considering selling it, especially as it is so small and at 6'6" and 1** Kg I am not exactly a small person. When I first rode it, I was even more unsure about keeping it. This was mainly due the the extreme handling characteristics. It just didn't seam stable in bends, and I didn't feel very comfortable in the brakes as it felt like my weight was entirly over the front wheel. I decided I was going to finish off the bedding in period before making a decsion, as I was keen to know if the power band that was just starting to appear at the running in revs carried on much further. BTW the running in is a nightmare 1000 miles of it! I am so glad I did. Over the thousand mile bedding in, I learned to trust the brakes, they are a lot better than they initially seamed, but you do need to use a slight ammount of rear to stabilise the bike. I also learned how the bike liked to be turned. Strengths: * Very good at turning * so much torque * great sound * big grins every time I get off! Weaknesses: * A little bit of vibrations, they especially make rear mirrors useless. * low tank range about 95 miles.