Yes. If you closely at the pictures you'll see extended brake arms both front and rear. I've replaced front and rear brake shoes with EBC 303G grooved brake pads and feel that they are working as well as drums this size are going to work. The brakes on these bikes, when fresh, fitted and adjusted correctly, are better than people give them credit for. I think that some people ride an underbone Honda with old, hard brake shoes, less than perfect adjustment, hubs that aren't centered, and old tires, and claim they are poor. I have more concerns about the suspension. I have installed better, taller rear shocks and plan on adapting an anti-rise link and hub from an earlier model, and new front shocks, to improve the front end. I feel it's okay to 55 mph or so. Faster than that and major modifications would be needed. The point isn't to blast away at top speed all of the time, though. Getting to 45 mph with traffic was the goal and it does that well. In Southern California it's almost impossible to go at freeway speeds when you're not on the freeway. We have one stretch of road locally with a 60 mph speed limit and that happened to be the road we were on for five minutes of our ride.