The Shadow is an amazing cruiser and holds its value extremely well. My buddy and I chipped in together and bought a used one, put 5000 miles on it, and actually sold it for MORE than we bought it for. Super smooth, pulls really well, great balance. Ours was a little louder with Jardine pipes and leather saddle bags. The only cruiser I recommend to anyone if they are just starting out or want something that is easy right out of the box.