Weight wasn’t an issue, though, once we reached the motorway outside our Barcelona launch base. The big, softly tuned V4 pulled effortlessly almost from idle, throbbing forward with an appealing smoothness. There was enough power to put 140 mph on the speedo on a clear section, and to give an instant burst of acceleration when needed. The engine only disappointed me slightly when we upped the pace. The Crosstourer redlines at a lowly 8750 rpm, which meant I occasionally hit the rev-limiter exiting bends. Still, she boogies pretty good for a big girl!