Had not ridden any sort of bike for some years went on a test ride on the FS model and was hooked. It has got to be the easiest bike I have ever ridden. A few weeks (and lots of research) later, back to the same dealers (Dobles), a new bike was bought - very surprised wife. I did squeeze them on the bike price, but I bought a lot of kit. I've added a hugger and mini indicaztors. Here I am now a Honda convert. Any way bike only done 4K miles or so, but refuses to use oil or anything else. I've ridden it 'on the throttle stop' until a full tank of fuel used, lots of two up riding, dodging the dispatchers (and everyone else) in London, and just lazy riding - it just does everything. Strengths: All round ability and quality product. To be honest, a very good first bike. Weaknesses: You will probably out grow it eventually. I need something capable of long distance two up touring - it will do this job well, but there are just better suited bikes out there.