What's disappointing to me is that this bike shoulda come with a 19 inch front. Had it had another inch or so of travel on both ends along with a 19inch front this bike would have been a home run for my wife. Basically a cheaper version of BMW's GS650 or a modern version of her Ascot VT500. Seriously,,,,, just how much "handling" does a bike like this need and honestly,,,, my DL handles well enough considering it's use with a 19 inch wheel. It's not like this is a CBR???????
The good thing is that this bike is very cheap to buy new which means real cheap used and even cheaper when a used one gets some patina and miles. I think it'll make my wife a great ride in a couple of years and then maybe the internet will be filled to the brim with folks that have found that "this bike's 19 inch wheel is a great match-up" and "this bike's rear shock is a easy, cheap swap and it's gain ya an inch of travel and better damping adjustment".