yamahas dont break down! I had a 97 sx 700 and it had 10000 miles and I never did anything to it! just regular stuff like slides and such. I was always doo but thought I would try one,my dealer went tits up so I went back to doo in 2000 with a millenium mach z and then a rev now the rest is history. I would like to try an rx1 sometime but now that I have a rev I think I will stay! I would quit riding though if i had to be on a poo or cat.