I am still in the research stage and now have added Yamaha to my shortlist. I live on the gulf coast and really like the idea of belt drive for low maintenance and easy cleanup if ridden on the beach. Yamaha doesn't offer a belt drive but maybe that isn't a deal killer. When a company like this doesn't offer a belt drive it makes me think that maybe I'm missing something. I do like everything else that I have read and the reputation of Yamaha products and support.