On the down low, there are upsides. Clutch feel is soft with a long engagement band, and the levers are comfortable. The single front disc, like the smoothly injected torque, is accurately described in the classic Rolls Royce tradition as "adequate." Steering is light but solid at all speeds, and the stumpy-yet-progressive rear suspension rarely bottomed, even under my substantial bottom. Paint work is as gorgeous as any high-end European bike, and that bigger, 4.5-gallon fuel tank provides ample range.