All Round Star
Only reliability problem I have had with my 636 has been 3rd gear slip, so I have to undercut the gear.
I also had to replace al the fairing because of a car bumping it in a parking area.
The 636 is a brilliant all-round sports bike.
The motor has got enough low down power to do traffic with ease, but then there's enough power at the top to shake of any 600 & some 750's.
At 6"3 I find the ergo's perfect for town riding & long trips. It just needs a high rise screen.
I have done long pillion trips with the greatest of easy & comfort, the only trouble is keeping the front wheel on the ground.
With stock gearing I found it to be very economical, but dropping a tooth at the front has had an effect on high speed highway cruising.
Every now and then I think about upgrading to a 1000, but after every trip with my friends with their 1000’s, I fall I love with the 636 from the start. In black it looks amazing and it’s a big head turner.
If someone asked me what bike to buy, I would not hesitate to advise them on a 636!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th January, 2008