i rode it around the block when i drove to nebraska to get it and i wasnt impressed by i bought it anyway. after having it torn down in my garage for the last month (since i bought it) i got it put back together and rode it around town this morning. wow, what a nice little bike. i have had a 750 and a liter bike and i have to say that little 636 can hold its own. there is a lot to say about the light weight and maneuverability of this bike. it is very nimble and just enough power to get in trouble. just wanted to share my impressions of my new bike. very impressed.