Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
I own one with almost 400 break-in miles, and until you live with one for 25-100 miles, you can't know what your missing. I am just under 6' at 170 lbs., and I can go for miles and steer this slightly over 400 lb, low COG bike with only my knees (not to say I don't use my arms, too). And, it turns and stops on a dime. As for buzz, a broken-in engine does NOT have it, and it climbs to 9K RPM (mine with less than 400 miles is still only up to 6K). But, even so, best bike I have ever driven, have driven R's and K's too.
When you drive a broken in, or near broken in one, let me know.
The rear suspension is adjustable, btw, and will make up for non-telever, which all reviews say is not needed, because it adds weight, weight, weight!
The ABS is ABS II right off the K's as is most gear, and brake lines are braided steel, stock.
I don't mean to be offensive, but your initial riding impressions are just that, while mine is three too busy to put on 3K miles, running yet, weeks.
Garaging the thing is sweet too, fuel injection (no gas smell) and fits in a small space. Not that I need one, but the working room is a plus.
BTW, started riding in 1968-70 on Dad's R50/2 for background, and MOA member for over 25 years, now.