I rode it like i stole it in daytona. if only i could get that acceleration out of my xc. It seemed well put together like all their bikes. I don't really have anything to personally compare the bike to, but the one thing that irk'd me was the tach. Or lack of a tach. its a digital lcd numerical readout that is pretty hard to read with all that wind in your face. its a small gripe , i suppose an owner would shift by ear anyway.