Twin 320mm Brembo discs and four-pot calipers take care of stopping duties up front, matched at the rear by a 240mm disc with a two-piston caliper. The 17-inch forged aluminum wheels are manufactured by Carrozzeria in Japan. The front 3.50-inch rim carries a 120/70 Avon Azaro tire, while the 5.50-inch rear is fitted with a 180/55 Azaro.The new Commando was designed for rideability and user-friendliness, says Gaudio, who emphasizes that the motor can be almost completely disassembled without removing it from the frame. The machine promises to be dealer-friendly, too, and should lend itself to hands-on owner maintenance. "We can all fantasize about overhead cams and eight-valve heads," he says "but that's in the future. This bike isn't about horsepower numbers or outright performance--it's about the quality of the riding experience, how it responds, how it feels, and yes, how it looks, too. That's why we call it a roadster rather than an outright sportbike."