Bought it new in March of 2003. First motorcycle. Bike is very user friendly and forgiving. haven't done any service yet, but it doesn't seem like it will be hard. Insurance is very cheap, just stay away from Progressive. They put all the GS into one category, which puts this little commuter in the same insurance class as gixxers. A gixxer it is not. It does have excellent pickup, is lightweight, and is very well balanced. I'm still in the <5000 rpm break-in period, so my speed is effectively limited to 60 mph. I rode it about 35 miles to school today. My only comfort complaint is that certain parts of my body near the fuel tank got a little pinched, and my long legs (I'm 6'1") got a little cramped. Riding position is quite upright and non-aggressive. The lack of a windshield is kind of a pain, but it can be fixed with either an expensive Suzuki windshield, a very expensive Suzuki sport fairing, or a not-so-expensive aftermarket windshield or fairing. The adjustable rear preload is handy, although I haven't had the need to adjust it. Actually, I don't know what setting I need. Somebody is lying about something, though. The specs say it has a 4.5 gallon fuel tank with a (I think) .5 gallon reserve. I had to put it on reserve today, meaning I had used 4 gallons of fuel, right? WRONG! 2.7 gallons filled it up. Maybe the reserve is 1.8 gallons.... Maybe the overall tank capacity is 3.2 gallons... I got about 42 mpg today, having lost a little when it fell over, so I'm not going to complain too much. Maybe someday I'll drain it completely and fill it up all the way and find out how much it really holds... To finally shut up, if you're looking into buying a first bike, or a cheap commuter, look for one of these.