I do like the idea of this size bike for around town. In fact I have nearly always had one of this size.Shineray built the engines for Honda in the 80s & now builds them for Genuine & a few other companies. In Europe this is the Mash 400 by another company. It's a single but each exhaust valve gets a header pipe. It's not a race bike or designed to compete with twins, though I'd bet it's quicker than the Yamaha 400. Basically I think of it as a MUCH better looking Yamaha 400 that's 31 pounds lighter, $1,400 cheaper & has electric start. Or, a Suzuki TU250X with a bigger engine for $50 less.