The chassis was overhauled as well. The wheelbase is shorter, the head angle is steeper, and there's less trail, giving the 675R shockingly aggressive geometry (rake is just 22.9 degrees, trail a mere 3.4 inches) and extremely quick steering. Yet the machine hasn't lost any of its composure, which is to say it's nearly imperturbable-making it incredibly accommodating and confidence-inspiring to ride. A focus on mass-centralization finds the muffler relocated under the engine, while lighter wheels, a lighter rear brake setup, headlight assembly, and fairing stay reduce weight near the bike's perimeter and help it change direction faster and with less effort. Cartagena's many tight transitions made that characteristic wonderfully evident, while the motor's linear power delivery and distinct three-cylinder howl make it endlessly exciting to hammer.