When it's time to slow down the Street Rod is ready and willing, with powerful, easy-to-modulate Brembo brakes, four-piston calipers up front and 300mm discs all around. This is the first time Milwaukee has embraced the Italian maker's product, and they work wonderfully. And because of the 'Rod's thinner grips, you'll get a firmer grip on the bar when you squeeze that lever. Riders with small or arthritic hands will wish for an adjustable lever, and they're sure to find the two-button turn-signal system cumbersome when braking and downshifting approaching a turn. Yet overall it's a functional, extraordinarily competent machine to ride day in and day out, and an exciting one to boot.