Powered by an air-cooled, four-valve, four-stroke single, the 149cc Quannon is barely legal for freeway operation in most states. The carbureted engine fires right up, but needs a minute to clear its throat before off-idle throttle response is acceptable. Clutch action is light, and the five-speed transmission gets the bike rolling without any hesitation. The motor's claimed 14 horsepower may make experienced riders chuckle, but beginners will appreciate the controllable, predictable delivery. Power is pretty weak at lower revs, but above 6000 rpm the Quannon accelerates briskly. And even though redline is indicated at 8000 rpm, the engine builds power until the tach needle tops out at 10,000 rpm and the rev-limiter kicks in. It'll get you from Point A to Point B, but we wish it had more power, for safety's sake. We can only hope there's a 250cc version on the way.