I had an '81 back in school as my first bike. Probably should have chosen something smaller and lighter to start with, but it did have crash bars mounted that came in handy. It was smooth on the highway and kept pace with my buddies' newer CBRs on our weekend rides. Pretty much bulletproof except for the charging systems. There was a company called Electrex who made a better regulator/rectifier for it. It survived a few years of college-student (lack of) maintenance and was running fine when I sold it.