See, I don't have a problem with the way it looks. And I wonder if a lot of the hubbub has more to do with how the collective motorcycle culture believes it's ugly, so then it becomes famously ugly. It's not the best looking bike, but none of the nakeds these days are real lookers except for the Italian stuff. IMO. A bargain bike with a 90* twin that sounds good after a set of cans and is bulletproof? I'm beginning to realize that maybe I'm just a cheap bastard and find beauty in thrift.