My son LOVES the foot pegs. " Just right" he chirped. Cold starting involves pulling out that yellow fast-idle button, then 2-3 kicks. 2-3 when warm too. Fit and finish is Honda excellent. And, you know what people ACTUALLY mean by " fit and finish" ? How well the seat bolts line up to the rear fender subframe and - how easily that whole dealio goes together. Air filter has a big - ass screen and is usual pain-in-the-ass. Cannot someone come up with a better system? Rode it at two tracks over the past two-days to offer a comprehensive evaluation (ahem)....
Drained both (2) oil chambers today and refreshed tranny and engine. Ho-hum, messy. Yuck. Oil looked pretty clean after yesterday's approximate 1.5 hours of gentle thrashing. Renthal bars, pleasant black grips, fancy kill-button that has some flickering lights that mean something. My son moved the bars, the forks and put the steering dampener in its stiffest position. Chain slacked up a bit. Cheap stocker. No loose bolts, a few loose rear spokes. I &**(&*%% LOVE this bike.
Suspension incredible ( son thought forks too stiff, he 30 pounds lighter) - brakes slow ya down, seat stiff but long (sorry, that sounded dirty) - fenders all very angular and space-rockety. Engine almost has a turbo mode where when you get on it hard, she has an extra upper mid-range rush. Adjusted throttle cable-slack. Tires had 5 lbs in 'em stock! Bumped it up to 12. Gas tank hard to read, stupid that they cannot have a translucent strip to read tank fullage... Bike is very quiet, very cozy and it's a Honda. Me likey. What's it need? Black rims.