Hello, thanks for being here. I have been riding for 15 years. I've had many bikes, mostly buells, ducs. I've ridden my wife's old 300 in the past. This z400 I must say, impressed me to the point that I bought it and love it. It's my daily as much as I can. Just rode 6 hours and aside from the seat....its great! The handling is great and the power is down but just right for street riding. I'm so glad I had the urge for a new bike and this price was right!