I was stationed on Oahu (at MCAS Kaneohe) for three years back in the early to mid 1970's. I had a 650 Triumph Bonneville for the first two years I was there. Kind of too much motorcycle for the island although I made do with it until a lady ran a stop sign out in front of me. I think that as long as you stay on the windward side of the island with it as much as you can and out of Honolulu traffic you should be just fine.Purchasing a 2006 Suzuki Burgman 650 with 4500 miles on it. New tires and 3500 mile service performed. I am pretty stoked, but wonder how it will do on an island. My last 650 I had was in Texas.