Well spent three days on the 700 and really put it through it's paces, rode in just about all conditions except rain mud. In places at time 5 klms an hour was the best you could hope for, to areas cruising at 130 Learned that instead of shifting gears manually if you just put in sports mode it takes care of everything. Twisty's and hills sports mode is the only way to go. If you want great mileage then just use drive. Also learned I still had three lters of fuel left when the fuel light starts acting up. My back held better on this bike then anyone I have had before. The wive and I both believe a little softer seat would be better for long rides I was a bit nervous about an automatic, those thoughts are long gone. What they did was put a different body style on the 700 scooter. So the drive train has been proven. I'm extremely happy with the bike. The service from the shop has been top notch thus far.