I ride an NCX, I picked a brand new one up on the 8th June 2012 and to date done just under 8,000 miles on the machine. It's comfortable, meaningful and has a load of aggression. On road, mild off road it'll get you there in one piece, no different to the wee strom in the earlier post. I could say Suzuki's a known for rusting and 'cheaply' made as so I am told so that may fall to pieces ones it hits the dirt? I can't comment because I haven't ridden one. Same goes for the posted saying the NCX will fall to bits. The bike soaks up the roads, takes it in its stride and continues to perform. It's a great all rounder, probably only one of a few I could think of that actually fulfills quite a few purposes. I wouldn't buy another because I want a true all rounder next time but that doesn't mean anything is wrong with it, I'll probably have it for a little while longer!