Climbing aboard the Mutant, I discovered an improbably comfortable and natural stance compared to most choppers I've ridden. Without any mirrors fitted, the big, wide handlebar looks sleek and swoopy. If the old cliché about "controls falling readily to hand" is applicable here, it's for good reason. "While building the bike, we were fortunate enough to test-ride virtually every production cruiser currently marketed, almost every one of which had some ergonomic fault," says Frisoli. "We realized that the footpegs had to be adjustable front to back, with some variation up and down if need be. Then we tried five handlebars with different lengths, angles, heights and widths."