Minimalist perfection on two wheels? Close, but not quite; let’s call this a 95-percent charge. For one, the J-Juan brakes, while a dramatic improvement over the off-the-shelf items used prior to the 2015 model year, lack a little bit of feel in this application, and two different FXSs I rode had noticeable front-disc pulsing. (Supposedly a change to rotor material is coming.) Along the same lines, the Bosch ABS seems to be conservatively programmed, so that once activated it takes a tad too long to give the rider control again, making eyebrow-raising moments on the way into bumpy corners. Finally, the fork is unreasonably harsh in the standard setup, which no doubt contributes to the ABS’s difficulties. At the midpoint of the FXS loop, I checked the settings; both the fork and shock’s compression damping was turned almost all the way up. Backing off six clicks up front and five at the rear helped free up the suspension for the second loop, though there’s still work to be done here. It’s likely the setup is there to be found, but I didn’t have the time.