I am not one to be easily embarrassed and I am confident in my manhood so I figured I would go ahead and post up what I rode before I got my XR650L. It started life as a 2004 Honda Metropolitan. My wife and I bought a pair so we could cruise around the little college town we live in. They are not too bad for around town. They do about 38mph stock and can do 50mph with a few select mods and the right wind conditions. Of course, Like most things I own, I could not leave it stock for too long. I decided over the winter months to turn it into a proper machine that any man would be comfortable being seen on. This was the result. It got some bigger wheels, better tires, better brakes, better suspension, some new paint (obviously) and a few performance upgrade for the engine and transmission. I am still sorting out the tuning but it should go about 50 when it is all said and done. My wife's Metro will do about 47 with nothing more than some new weights in the CVT. Of course I weight abotu 120 more lbs than she does. I though after I bought my XRL that I might get rid of the Metro but I just can't bring myself to do it. It is so much less fuss to ride this down to the local beers store and gets 100mpg to boot. I might put gas in it once a month. It fun for my wife and I to cruise around town like a couple of hipsters.