Handling is a mixed bag. As you’d expect, the Slim steers heavy, taking its time to negotiate all but the mellowest sweepers. The relatively narrow Dunlop blackwall tires track well, and the bike rides in a stable and well-balanced manner at all speeds. With 700 lbs. to tow, you won’t be calling it a power-cruiser, but you can feel the results of the Slim’s liposuction compared to other Softails when you blip the throttle. In any case, that’s probably a good thing, because the Slim’s brakes aren’t exactly high-performance. The single four-piston caliper does an adequate job of slowing the front wheel, while the two-piston unit out back works comparably. Fortunately, ABS is available as an option.