We received another Quick mower to our fleet today, a Samurai, so I thought I would do a review of both mowers to help others choose according to their own needs. Keep in mind our SD is an 06' model, and the Sami is an 07'. Upon un-crating it (always a workout in itself, and that "kid on Christmas day" feeling never goes away no matter how many of these you order) the obvious differences are the giant muffler on the Kawi and the new control system, as opposed the Briggs and older style linkage. After light assembly of the handle bars and battery, we fired it up. It wasn't as quiet as I thought it would be, as I knew the Super Duty was louder. I did run it without muffs, and it was noticeably quieter than the Briggs, just not as quiet as I thought. No big deal. First noted, the response of the controls and maneuverability of the machine. I knew the Kawi would cut better than the Briggs, so it was mostly speed and quickness we were looking for. Reverse was set a bit too fast for us and forward way too slow, and an obvious easy cable adjustment cleared it up. Ain't no money made in reverse! I only got a chance to cut my own backyard with it this evening, on side discharge and as mentioned it was fast in the turns with great control. The new controls are extremely comfortable and large, and Z-turns are very easy. Speaking of which, for those who are concerned with turning this mower, you do not have to whip it around 180 degrees on your own. Reverse on a single hydro is your buddy. Any other turns are easily made while going forward. Keep it moving and don't try to muscle it, and it's a breeze. I'll be giving this mower the ultimate test tomorrow as we've been a bit backed up from rains here and I'll be out on a crew myself for 30+ lawns. The + part = when I give out. Stay tuned for the full update of the 07" Samurai!