how to start? I started riding because of this bike: I had first bought the bike and then enlisted to the course and eventually passed my license. Or in other words, for some strange reason, I did bought the bike solely because of its looks! Now after 1 year of irregular use, only through the dry days, I can now confirm MCN review: its slow, poor equipment and weak engine. It is however fun and cool. Fun in slow way and cool as in the "matrix" movie. or at least to me it looks like some of its sentinels, with the twin lights above each other.
I haven't tried any other bikes, except for a 20 year old Honda Dominator, so can't really compare, but at least breaks are fantastic and do stop the 100kg bike in no time. It doesn't go faster than 80 on normal situation, so for city slaloming its very good! As other reviewers have put it, its the king (or rather prince) in areas with speed limit 40km/h(up to 60km/h) :)
Now I am stuck in the dilemma: tweak it maximum performance, or stop now and move up with smth like yamaha MT-03 or kawazaki Z750 or other naked bikes. Would I recommend it? Only if you do like it looks and you have to pass through the 125cc category.
Quality has been ok. Nothing wrong so far. Value: cheep but what to do with it is the actual issue.
P.S the specs are a bit wrong, power about 9 bhp and only 4 gears.