I bought this bike after the R100S. Not one to be outdone, Jessica Scott bought a feisty Laverda Montjuic at the same time. We rode them together all over the place. Although only a 500cc bike the Monjuic was was blazingly fast. It had excellent acceleration and could outdo the Jota - it was comparitively light. It was a little slower than the Jota at the top end but gave an equally exciting ride. Jo'burg Capetown no problem. What a hoot. Both bikes matched Scott's hair and she had orange leathers.