I like the wire wheels. And it's actually really not THAT heavy at all for a 1200. Throw a skid plate on there and I might have one as a kicks and giggles ride. I'd get myself in trouble with something like that though. If I didn't get arrested doing 130 on the highway, I'd end up on lying on the side of a hill somewhere with three broken ribs and a 500 pound hung of metal stuck on top of me.