Written on: 29/06/2012
We have owned this bike in the family for 6 years and I have personally ridden it for the last 2. It's a great looking little cruiser, ideal as a first bike - I actually passed my practical test on it instead of a school bike. Its economical, averaging 79/83 mpg, costs me less than £100 a year to insure and costs £16 a year to tax!!
I ride this bike in all weathers, it needs a good clean after riding in the rain a few times, but after 6 years and just over 10,000 miles it still looks fabulous. The chrome is a mixture of metal and chrome covered plastics but you cant tell the difference unless you tap them. It has good storage under the seat and looks good with leather panniers fitted.
The only real problem I have with this bike is it doeasn't like to start on a cold morning (it needs the choke regularly) and the battery needs to be kept fully charged.
Overall it's an excellent bike and does get a few admiring glances (I have been stopped at a traffic lights and asked by other drivers what cc it is!)
Im changing bikes soon for a Yamaha Dragstar, but this one will again be used by a member of the family for the forseeable future.