Pros: Power, looks, quality, efficiency, reliability.
What a deal! Best of all worlds: power, looks, fuel efficient (65 mpg) and great quality - all at a throwaway price. This bike has it all. I've got lots of miles on mine with no problems. Very reliable. I will drive it to Alaska next summer. It will stomp a Sportster 883 in a drag race and many other 800s, (90 mph). The Honda 600 VLX isn't even in the same ballpark. It will cruise all day on the freeway, 60-70, and never seems to strain, thanks to 6 gears and liquid cooling. I completely disagree with the one who said it doesn't have enough freeway power. It has tons. Stronger than my old 650 Triumph was and way smoother, because it's got a balancer. It has 46 hp and 33 lbs of torque. Great rollon power. Awesome for 30 cu in (.5 liter). It's a great roadburner with a high tech motor. Upkeep is no problem. I got the shop manual and even do the valve adjustments myself. It's not hard.
Buy one today. With the gas prices what they are, no bike can touch this one for economy. The big hog bikes get worse mileage than my car. This is a winner.