Havent ridden a bike for 20 years, wow what a difference two decades make. Easy to ride, fantastic brakes, smooth and responsive. Early days yet but I am well chuffed with my new toy. Bad bits, I quite agree with fellow owners, the build quality in some areas is very poor. Namely, tarnished nuts and bolts, discs pitting abit and some of the ally is tarnished. I'm sure it would not put a lot on the new cost to uprate these bits. Apart from these bits I feel my hard earned cash was well spent.