I've had my Vento for about 6 months and put 1400 miles on it so far. I paid less than the retail price, but if I had known how exiting it is to RIDE I would have paid retail. I ride this bike 5 out of 7 days a week and it's great. I've had nothing but a good time on it. It averages 75 to 80 miles per gallon and the way I see it, it will pay for itself in the first year. Everyone thinks it's a hog but when I tell them it has 250-300cc they don't believe it. This bike is made for short rides and you can't rag it out. The fastest I've taken it is about 70mph and then I back off. I'm a cruiser kind of guy and prefer to go slow. I've taken my wife out on it and we've enjoyed the time on the bike. I keep reading all these bad/negative comments about this cycle. But to be honest with you, for the money you pay for it, it's a fully chromed out bike and is meant for short rides like an oversized scooter or something. If this thing were to break on me tomorrow I would be happy for the pleasant experience it has brought me!