I have been reading through this forum and I haven't uncovered too much info about the Birdy. I did read how there was a time when the manufacturer didn't want to do business with the U.S., but at this point I see that there are several dealers in the states. I read how some of you have stated that they thought that they were overpriced and probably not worth a different folder in the same price range. However, there entry level folder is a grand, and seems to be equipped with some descent components. The bike also seems to fold very well (apart from the self frame scratching), and is very light. Looks like a good touring rig for people who jump on a lot of trains (Europe) or rely on catching some other kind of transport en route. If anybody has one, can you please write about your likes/dislikes and/or the modifications that you have done? Thanks!