Sold the pig today, but I was kind of sad to see it go. Why did I sell it? 1. weight 2. weight 3. not ideal for technical trail work - but it would do it if pressed! 4. somewhat damage prone in rocky terrain - 1. LH case and flywheel replaced due to fall (in the driveway!) $650 2. LH fork slider dented on a rock - $530 3. LH rear turn signal $76 5. didn't like the gap to second gear Now the good - 1. You could learn to manage the weight and height with some practice. I am not strong or tall (5'8", 150lbs, 57 years old, poor physical condition) 2. Strong for a dual sport on the highway - far better than my DRZ 3. rugged and easy to maintain - a Honda! 4. comfortable seat 5. E start! 6. big soft lazy motor with bags of torque - tractor engine So, life is always a compromise. This thing did the DV 250 the Cal Poly DS, the Big Bear, the desert and the mountain trails. At times it made me so tired I just couldn't pick it up, and my kid had to help me! It NEVER quit or left me stranded, and I pressed it way beyond what this kind of bike should be asked to do. So I was sad to see it go, but I really wanted something lighter, but that will cost me far more!