To be honest, I downloaded many reviews on this bike before I made up my mind to purchase one. I don't regret it in the least. Well, I have been riding my Yamaha Nouvo since August, 2004. I have driven nearly 30,000 km on it, mostly in Saigon but I have made many trips to Bien Hoa and the Mekong Delta. I actually got the first Yamaha Nouvo model but just 3 months later, the Nouvo II was released in Vietnam. This proved to be one of the most successful Nouvo models here in Saigon. Back in August, 2004, I had one of the few Nouvos in the city. By the summer of 2005, the Nouvo IIs were everywhere. They are very powerful indeed!!!!