Owned a 1994 tiger, as mcn said massive fork dive but you do get used to it. Excellent riding position.rear shock went and was quite exspensive to sort out, at the time I struggled to find after market extras ie hard panniers ect, mine was the old shape and I believe they were the best. I'm 6ft and I found it super comfy! I took it off rd a couple of times and I was supprised, it handled gravel and light dirt reasonably well, then I got stuck in some deep mud and couldn't lift it out due too it being so top heavy. That said you really don't feel the weight when its moving. My fuel ave mpg was nothing like mcn's quoted mpg, around 150 to a tank but this is probally as I used to ride hard. Top speed was more too, I (know a friend ;-) ) who had 132mph but anything past 100mph and you do get a speed wobble, the front lifts which can be fun... All in all I wish I'd neve sold it! Awesome bike and I would definetly recomend one to anyone! I'm currently looking at getting either another 900 or a Africa twin. Try one you'll never look back!