The Bonnie prototype was surprisingly good functionally, especially since it was powered by an early prototype engine and still a full year from production. The engine's power level was acceptable, though it delivered the brunt of that power too high in the rev-band. Cathcart agreed, and while he explained I could see the engine team leader slowly nodding as he took notes, almost as if he already knew the motor's midrange could-and should-be fattened a bit. (He did.) The rest of my comments mirrored Cathcart's, though they were nearly nitpicky; the seat foam was both too thin and too soft, letting my butt sink right onto the seat base; the front brake was only marginally acceptable, lacking both adequate power and feel (though it would improve, the team told me, when the bike's production-spec master cylinder was installed); and both ends of the suspension, I felt, could be firmed up just a touch, maybe 10 percent, for the older (and larger) riders that would surely form a significant portion of Bonneville buyers. Cathcart felt the suspension was about right, both compliant and controlled, but then again he's lighter than I am. Either way, the Bonnie's legs were pretty good as-tested.