After just returning after riding 25k miles on the Panamerican with my partner both on Freewinds, 99 + 02 models I thought I was atually in a position to write a review. Tough bikes that will take anything that's thrown at them and keep coming back for more. Engine is amazing and neither of ours used a drop of oil, or developed any leaks and all they received was the very minimum of maintenance. It's very usable and rewarding with fuel consumption of around 50mpg, giving a reasonable range of approximately 200 miles. On the down side considering its digital dash why on earth it was never fitted with a clock amazes me and aftermarket parts are difficult to come by, especially hard panniers, although top boxes and fittings are common. All in all a very practical bike that will inspire newer riders and still put a smile on the face of the more experienced. It's cheap to buy, cheaper to maintain and will not destroy chains or tyres making it a real alternative to the big GS's as a world beater as well as being a great commuter or winter hack. What more can I say, if you're thinking of buying one, do it, you're unlikely to regret it. Best of all there's not a lot of them going about so there's a bit of exclusivity there too!