Picked this up from the local dealer last Friday for my partner Wendy to ride. She was having trouble with being in the right gear with the Virago that I had bought for her a couple of years ago, and we talked about a scooter for her. I was uncomfortable with the small wheels of the scooter on the crap roads around here, and when I came across the V5 with its motorcycle size wheels and frame I thought we might be better off with it. Specs ; 244cc OHC 4 valve fuel injected single water cooled 14.9Kw (copy of a Honda CH250), full auto transmission, large (300mm f, 250mm r) disc 4 piston brakes, 18" f and 16"r billet alloy wheels, 17Lt tank (over 400Km), 166Kg wet. Very quiet with the huge muffler, can hear the fuel pump running. I got a special deal being the first one in town, came with the panniers, top box and windshield for no extra cost. Is quite pleasant to ride (although I am still getting used to not changing gears) and although it will 'not pull your arms out of the sockets' is does gather speed quickly. The seating position is very good with the footboards being in just the right place for comfortable knee bends. It is very well finished with thick chrome and deep paintwork. The plastics and frame welds are as good as any Japanese bike I ever had. Only time will tell how good it is, but for a cheap run about (3.1Lt/100) it will be ok.