My current bike is an MT500. These were bult by CCM for the military.
Its a 500cc kickstart Rotax single in a CCM frame with Marzochi shocks.
Lots of fun to ride, easy to look after and practicaly bullet proof.
Drum brakes front and rear that can actualy stop the bike.
The kick start on the left and side stand o the right confuse some people and theres a knack to starting the bike.
Mine has a Mikuni carb fitted that makes it easier to start.
Built in 1984 so is just about run in now.
Theres a good online community at http://www.mtridersclub.co.uk/