Those rotax motors are sweet, I think the early models suffered from some fuel injection issues, but I heard this from reading reviews. The owners I know love the bike. I've got a Strom, and have a buddy with a Nord, and we've switched bikes for a few miles. Really they're very similar, I had done a lot of offroad mods, so they were outfitted differently, but these do just fine on a good dirt road, and are great fun on the pavement. The riding position is perfect. I think the capo is good enough at most things you could live with it as your only bike; track days, commuting; touring, twisties and dirt roads. Having one bike is less fun that bunches of them though.