The power valve-equipped engine is fed by a Keihin PWK 28mm carburetor and fires to life easily with a few kicks, even when cold. The engine sounds crisp and delivers a surprisingly deep and throaty note for a 65 as well. Another thing that's immediately noticeable is how easy the clutch pull is, a very ideal characteristic for younger riders with smaller hands. On the track, the engine pulled quickly through the gears, which was very impressive, especially considering Carrigg's 4-foot-10 95-pound stature. The bike accelerates quickly through each gear due to a combination of how fast the engine revs as well as the gearing of the six-speed transmission being pretty close, which required a foot near the shifter most of the time to keep grabbing gears. Lastly, very minimal clutch work was necessary when exiting corners as long as the correct gear was selected.