What's the catch? Fewer cubic inches mean more revolutions per minute-you have to spin it. There's also less torque in the basement than on the average middleweight V-twin. Still, the eminently flexible four will pull away smoothly with only 1500 rpm on the tach. On the flip side, there's a bit of a buzz at 7500 rpm, and extended play near the 9700-rpm rev ceiling drops mileage into the low 30s. Loafing along a tick above 4000 rpm on the freeway, the Magna is comfortable enough for a little touring. There should be plenty of room for two, though passengers may remove themselves from the cramped pillion quarters at the first gas stop. As you might surmise from the long, low profile, handling is skewed toward stability rather than agility, but the relative absence of road-hugging weight means there's still fun to be had in the twisties. Transmitting power to the rear wheel via a #530 chain adds one more item to the maintenance checklist, but there's no shaft to push the chassis around when you're hard on the gas.