We're also compelled to point out the Muscle's peculiar handling. Unlike the original V-Rod, whose fork was kicked out an additional 2 degrees, the Muscle's is set parallel to the steering head at 34 degrees. But strangely, trail has been increased from a generous 4.5 inches to a Kenworth-like 5.6. Combined with a 67-inch wheelbase and the mammoth rear tire, steering is floppy at slow speeds, the bike falling into corners and crabbing out in the rear. Matters improve significantly at speed, where the bike is supremely stable and steering is surprisingly light, if not exactly neutral. In fact, we'd dare say the Muscle is the best-handling wide-tire production bike we've ridden. Just be careful not to lean it over too far, as the first thing that touches down is your boot heels-not the best way to get a kick in the pants!