That’s my personal yardstick. I’m not going for lap times, committing hard and early to a line and pinning the throttle out of turns. These are public roads, mostly two-lane, often packed with tourists in motor homes, overloaded Subaru wagons, or rental Mustang convertibles. We are riding briskly but leaving plenty in hand. So the test is how do I feel working with a bike as I size up a corner, account for traffic and surface and sightline issues, then bend ’er in? Comfy and confident or tentative and gun-shy? Is it fun and fast or slow and still nervous?