Fortunately, it was my turn to get a test bike, and every minute I've spent with the Street Bob has been a joy. It was exciting and surprising just riding the bike from the H-D Fleet Center. Heading off toward the freeway from the Fleet Center parking lot, I grabbed some throttle, and the bike practically lunged forward, far more ready to accelerate than I was. I literally had to slow down and check the air-cleaner cover to make sure it read "96ci," because I almost expected it to say "103ci Screamin' Eagle." While the motor is only 8ci larger than last year's 88-incher, it's putting out 92 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm-more than enough power to force the rider to hold on more tightly when the throttle is twisted. The fuel injection ensures a perfect start every time, and it also incorporates a closed-loop system that automatically adjusts to altitude and performance upgrades such as aftermarket exhaust pipes and higher-flow intake filters. The motor sports a 9.2:1 compression ratio, and the chromed, staggered, shorty dual pipes make for a powerful-feeling, albeit quiet, exhaust note. Freeway speeds are a breeze with the standard six-speed transmission-Sixth gear almost isn't necessary until speeds near the triple digits are reached.