What the Hellcat doesn't like is cornering at more than part throttle. It pushes the front wheel noticeably if you try, and the resulting understeer can take you places you don't want to go, unless you back off the throttle and let the bike recover. The fat tire is the culprit; it works well during normal running but does nothing for the Hellcat's handling under power. I quizzed Chambers about this one evening over a bourbon, and he admitted that fitting a smaller, 180-spec tire makes a huge difference in handling. "But then it detracts from the whole point of the Hellcat," he said with a smile, "so why do it?" Otherwise it steers creditably well for such a big, long, heavy bike, easily flicking side to side in slower turns.