Settling into the Deluxe feels natural. Its wide saddle, ample floorboards and broad handlebar create a roomy rider triangle. On the freeway the big V-twin settles into a steady rhythm, pulling 75 mph at 3300 rpm in top gear. With its five-cog gearbox matched almost perfectly to the powerband, the Strat chugs down the superslab unruffled, its big handlebar-mounted upper fairing cutting a gap through the air. Still, at speeds above 55 mph, wind tends to breach the windscreen and cause some buffeting. Leaning in toward the bar puts you in a pocket of still air, and provides an up-close view of the two speakers that comprise the Deluxe's sound system. Assuming you have an iPod to hook up, the Strat's stereo will pump out your favorite tunes with surprising clarity and depth, and the volume adjusts automatically to compensate for road noise at various speeds.