Cagiva says the GC emphasizes the sport in sport-utility, and it's not just blowing hot PR. The thing scoots down twisty roads and doesn't become all discombobulated when you grab a few fingers of nice, firm Nissin calipers and 296mm discs while leaning into a corner. We didn't take the Canyon off pavement, but it feels like it wouldn't be so bad if you did, particularly with its near-knobbish MT80 Pirellis-19-inch front, 17-inch rear. In fact, it feels like it would be pretty good. At 516 pounds all gassed up, the Cagiva undercuts BMW's latest GS by 70 pounds, and the Triumph Tiger by 34. And you sit farther forward over the Canyon's front wheel, too, which heightens your misplaced feeling of control.