Got to ride a '69 BSA the other day. I was asked by a friend to ferry it about 20 miles for him. I really loved the sound but the right foot shift lever took a lot of getting used to. At least the clutch lever was on the left. Around town the power was nice and snappy but on the freeway it topped out fast. Going over a 4500' summit was and exercise in patience. It was small and light and handled well. The vibrations were not obnoxious unless my foot was touching the engine. Of course it leaked a little bit of oil but nothing that couldn't be cleaned with a quick wipe of a rag. Overall a great bike for around town and country roads but I'm glad I have a new one as my own. I also saw the XS 650 yamaha in town - a great restoration. I remember so many of these done up in quasi chopper black/ gold 'midnight special' trim. It was nice to see this one done cafe style.