While the power produced doesn’t exactly make for a blistering, white-knuckled ride, the Café Racer still accelerates hard with that oh-so-fun V-twin torque, maintaining a comfortable freeway pace with no concerns at all. The altered seating position is more relaxed than it appears to be from the outset, and the new seat is plush and comfortable. The bike feels relatively compact and tight, as opposed to feeling like you’re stretching over the tank to reach the controls. The gauge cluster is carried over from the rest of the Scrambler models and is unobtrusive and easy enough to read. Stopping power is good, but the engagement of the front brake could stand to be firmer and more immediate—lever feel was inconsistent and spongy.