I bought this because I wanted a bike that didnt require me thrashing it, and to save my rapidly deteriotating licence, I use bikes all year round, my last bike was an FZR600R, This is a fantastic FIRST bike, dont buy it if you have ridden anything else in that engine range, it'll bore you to quick, that's not to say its boring, its not. The Bike is good at almost everything, but unfourtunately it isnt fantastic at much. I travel to work about 20 odd miles a percentage of that is on the motorway, it copes well but unfourtunately it runs out of go at about 115mph, so the motorway drags on. I found for fast road work it was competent and good fun, the front comes up easily in first and second, however when your really throwing it around the fast A/B Roads the front suspension is a little soft, through town the bike is faultless, and the fuel injection really good. The bike however had to go in for a warranty claim (see weaknesses) and i lost faith in it so its going, hello blade. Strengths: It is a really good, forgiving first bike, V-twin torgue is nice, and it does everything well. Weaknesses: Runs out of breath a little too soon, Engine bolts furr easily, and the engine blew itself to pieces and they took 2 months to rebuild it under warranty... to be fair that could be my fault (I treated it like it was a demo bike, the whole time I had it) But to be fair, no 'real' Dont buy this bike weaknesses.