Handling on this thing is sublime and the deceptively punchy engine gets you from A to B quicker than any bike I've ridden. I'm talking in the real world here with potholes, rain and traffic, the places my ZX9R faltered.
Having been a courier years ago this is the first bike that leaves me grinning from ear to ear in over a decade. It ranks right up there with the RG500, TDR250 and my race tuned ZX9R C1 in the lunacy stakes, as its harmless commuting often turns into bad boy behaviour when the 2nd carb kicks in.
The point is its usable and forgiving, as it soaks up speedbumps and ignores our crappy road surfaces, I swear its just as good in the wet too.
Switches are problem as are the Grimeca brakes which are a pain to bleed, just get some Brembo master cylinders an life becomes perfect.
Parts are hard to get as no proper dealers exist but I always get what I need off ebay or Grahams of Taunton within a day or two. R1 brakes fit straight on as does an R1 front end.
Dont do over 50 miles on a motorway or you will regret it, the Mastiff simply isnt made for that but you will ride A and B roads like never before or as long as you can keep your licence.
£75/year insurance(Im 42)and 60mpg (turn the idle speed down) and whose laughing at MZ now? Certainly not the guys in your mirrors!