It may not have been competition approved the year it was released in the United States, but riders gave it high marks for handling and for sheer fun on winding canyon roads. Because it is designed for the track, however, fuel economy is simply not a concern, and the fuel tank holds just over three gallons, so it’s not advisable to take it too far from the nearest gas station. Racing bikes are all about maintenance, and the SXV is no exception. One reviewer suggested making sure you had your own personal mechanic before purchasing this bike, but that might make it the perfect bike for an enthusiast who wants to do his own maintenance. It has, of course, dazzling Italian styling to go with its speed and handling.