Written on: 18/01/2012 by spinnanz (1 review written)
First thing first, the main reason I got it was because of its looks, this turns out to be good and bad.
The good part is that it looks very good for a scooter and is quite fast for a scooter. The bad part is that it looks so good, it looks like it should go faster than it actually does, so some tend to be disappointed with its performance. Top speed on my DNA180 is just under 120kph.
Another thing with looks, is the dash board, it looks very nice but the speed on the speedo is quite hard to read as it constantly goes up and down 1 or 2km when cruising at a set speed.
Build quality is ok, not as good as I was expecting and definitely not as good as my Suzuki FX125 scooter. A lot of parts on the DNA tend to go rusty quickly.
One thing I do like is the storage in the fake petrol tank, the only bad thing about this is you cant lock your steering and then put your helmet in after you have finished your ride as when the steering is turned, the petrol tank cover cant be lifted up as it hits the handle bars.
Reliability is average, mine has done 11,000km and has recently needed a bit of work, new fuel tap, new fork seals, new fuel lines, new spark plug coil. My Suzuki has done 30,000km and has never had ANY work done except oil changes.
Fuel consumption I thing is a bit below average, 4L gets me 100km. A small modern European turbo diesel car only uses 5-6L per 100km.
All up, it looks good, goes good for what it is but i think you do need to be at least a little mechanically minded to fix problems from time to time. In saying that, I would buy another one, or a Gilera Runner which uses the same engine.