BTW : the vibration is at 130/135 km/h if he keeps the stock gearing. If you put in a 16t front, you wont experience vibes on the highway at normal legal cruising speeds. That bike is short-geared anyway: when mine was stock I would turn intersections in the countryside in 6th gear and pull away w/o any issues. Power is torquey and linear. And no chugging unlike a vstrom. Good bike for those who need their sportbike ''fix'' once in a while. In twisties it decimates sportbikes; same wheels as a zx6r and a suspension that forgives the road defects more than the stiff sportbike stuff. My gripes with mine comes from the front wheel that bends too easely off road. I installed a stronger Concours front wheel for my second season and hopefully that fixes it. And I wish it had radial front calipers but im just being picky. What kind of a deal are they giving your brother?