perhaps you should just try it for yourself.
I will - someday - but I don't think I'll actively look for one, so when I run across one in a shop, I'll see if they will let me demo one.
To tell the truth, my "fire with-in" for this bike raged for 24 hours after reading the initial post on this bike.
It looked just right - hell I LOVE the retro style - it's not a Jap bike- it's air cooled so less to worry about and less to maintain. But when I read review after review of how it's considered bland - it hurts your ass - it's not good in dirt: my rage to find one of these bikes has become a smolder of curiosity now.
One reviewer saying it was so-so and others giving it high marks is one thing, but all of them saying it's oatmeal leads me to reconsider it's place on my "list".