Rode a thundercat b4 blade,loved the cat a lot but blade takes it up a level , great handling and a smooth ride even doing 800 miles over 2 days round scotland ,loved it !!!said I would never desert Yamaha, but Honda has it all. The build quality is exceptional, even better than my mates over engineered zx400r, a great looking bike too, my dream bike was a mv , have to say I've got a new dream bike and I'm living the dream...its a blade! Tank range 145 mile if you go steady enuff !!! Altho' did damage a tyre on way to Scotland, hit a rut in road, caused a wobble big style, ok if I kept hands on bars,c hanged tyre when I got home and its fine now, was bridgestone tyre damaged internally !!!!!!! Fitted d/bubble and mini caters, perfection. Would reccomend a blade anytime, respect it and grow with it and you'll smile all the way. Seen a lot of accidents with blades, it's not the bike it's the riders. Learn to become one with it and they are an amazing piece of kit...enjoy! Strengths: handling, build, looks great and headlights are awesome for flashing at others ...lol Weaknesses: no hazzerd indicators - I just like 'em, otherwise perfect.