Hey, I just got one of these. Found it very, very lightly used for under 1/10th of what it cost new (with a color matching helmet). It certainly looks as good or better in person. I don't know exactly how they justify the price, but part of it is in a killer paint job. The motor is a Honda GX50 and the seat is a real Brooks saddle. Many of the other components though are just crap. Chinese hardware, an all plastic throttle with crap plastic internals. Cable routings and linkages that don't make any sense, drive chain rubs on the tire. The rear sprocket is mounted to the spokes and with 2 HP I can't believe the wheel will stay true for long. It is clear that Derringer does not MAKE anything. It is all parts you can buy online and you could make one yourself. The motor is about $750 though and the seat is close to $200. The bicycle cost whatever beach cruisers cost- and it's pretty sturdy. The gas tank is cool, good Sturmey Archer drum brake up front, crap coaster brake for the rear wheel that coughed up blood thefirst time I used it hard. Pretty neat springer front end that works. And again, great paint, so it would be pricey to make one yourself- and any sane builder would not go the distance with some parts being such high quality and others being so bad. Whoever cluged this together was new to making vehicles, that's or sure. The details are not well thought out, but it should not take much at all to make it right. Maybe very reliable in fact. The Honda mill is as solid as all things Honda, the clutch I need to research- it kinda stinks like "clutch" when it's hot which might not be good. All the cheap components can probably be replaced with good stuff for very little money or effort. The cost new isn't even close to justifiable but for $300 it was a steal. It certainly does attact a lot of attention- my wife looks good on it. I have not yet taken it out without somone trying to buy it from me. So that's my new rider impression of the Derringer. It makes good living room art when not in use too!