I ride mine like a complete (or maybe incomplete) idiot. It isn't a supersport. It isn't a cruiser. It isn't a touring bike. Its not really a standard, either. What it is, is a weapon. I can get away with shit on this bike that I wouldn't even try on my Ducati ( which used to be known as the ultimate hooligan bike). Someone mentioned that they didn't consider the 950 SM to be a good city bike. I disagree with that. Maneuverable. Reasonably fast. Excellent brakes. Good suspension for running over slow pedestrians and riding off of loading docks, etc., etc. Its kind of hard to classify. But it does what it does, very well. Right at the moment, its my favorite bike.