The usual big-inch cruiser's control arrangement-swept-back handlebars, generously cushioned seat and full-length floorboards-provides a satisfying, comfortable platform to watch the world go by. Handling is perfectly acceptable for relaxed back-road cruising, although the front end felt harsh on rough pavement, telegraphing road imperfections directly to the rider's palms. The linked brake system uses a pair of three-piston calipers up front and works well to slow the beast, but cuing the rear via that brake pedal above the floorboard requires a tricky effort from your right leg. With such a smooth engine, it's easy to punch an expensive hole in any posted speed limit, especially since the instrument cluster is mounted atop the tank, just below your field of vision. Dedicated cruising aficionados are accustomed to such things, but anyone stepping off a sportbike or even a tourer won't be.