I bought this bike because when I was looking, it was the best deal. Is the best at everything? No, but I think it does everything well enough. I take mine on long cruises, ride two-up and take it to the track. I can also save up money due to the cost and make it my own. Hitting bumps on the track is a little unnerving but once I get my suspension upgrades, it should be everything I need and want it to be. Since I do not have experience with really nice suspensions, it should feel pretty damn good to me and I will hopefully have some lap times to prove it. When all is said and done, I will still be under $8K into a bike I have had since new.