Pros: the price is right; I didn't want to put this first, but if you go to the dealer for a brand new bike what do you compare this with? A Suzuki TU250? Maybe a Rebel 300? Seems like a fine bike, but I'll take the 950 every time. Torque; low rev power is fun off the line, easy to pass, always available. Unique; you're not going to run into a whole lot of people on this thing, I imagine it would be a pretty happy occasion if you did. Cons: the seat is hot garbage; it's just bad, we all know it. Customization; most of the changes I see on this forum are done with left over parts from other bikes, it's fun to solve a puzzle if you're mechanically inclined, but we don't even have an out of the box fender eliminater kit for this thing. I bet they could sell one kit for every two bikes that rolled off the floor and it's a shame that the kit for the bolt just doesn't match up. That's just one example, I've been looking for a derby cover...nope, how about a...nope they don't have that either, whatever it is.