in order to put a few solid miles on the bike, I decided to brave a chilly day and get about an hour of running time. I had previously done a short loop, and things seemed to be ok. The carbs seem to need a fair amount of time to warm up, but then again, this has been an arctic winter so the bike may not be at fault. Ten minutes into the ride, everything feels warmed up, and smooth. Like all 2 stroke machines, it has a relatively narrow band where it makes optimal power. On the RD350, once it hits that band, hang on! It feels like a 500cc or better in the power band, and you can see why it embarrassed bigger bikes. It is relatively light and nimble as well. What a great combination. It needed a minor adjustment to warm idle, but other than that, this rocket rules!