Information: Can ALWAYS use a little more Love. I purchased it in 2003and it had some fading but nothing that affected the performance of the engine. It´s a strong bike with lots of "Get-Up-And-Go!" Scoots along real nice though! I went from Bitburg to Kaiserslautern in 45 minutes! The guy I sold it to has it torn down and is rebuilding it from the ground up.