So far its fairly impressive. Handles like a bicycle and has plenty of power to spare in any residential area. Seems to have better gear ratios then the Grom but not sure on the Monkey? On my 2014 Grom 1-3 gear are fine but 4th gear is about 2 gear ratios too tall. The Cub is fairly linear. Seems to have a bit more low end torque then the Grom. Its no speed demon obviously but definitely not your fathers Honda Cub. I remember riding some of the old ones and it seemed like they could barely get out of their own way. The new Super Cub is worlds ahead of that in performance. Like the Monkey fit and finish are also first rate and not a cheap piece of plastic anywhere on the bike. Only thing that takes some getting used to is it has a clutch less manual transmission. Its 4 up and then 4 back down and neutral is at the very bottom. Its fairly smooth for this type of transmission and works well but it does take some time to figure it out. Especially on the downshift!