Originally Posted by * SHAG *
Were you happy with the overall performance, handling?
Very happy with overall performance. Many aspects to this that I'll add later, but within a very short while, you will feel like the bike fits you very well. It's versatility allows you to ride almost any terrain within reason. From the long gravel roads of Argentina, to the wicked twisties in Colombia, to having to hammer along the freeway of Mexico to make a self imposed deadline, it does it all. What I would add is that it was great on gravel, but I guess that I expected it by it's look and feel. What pleasantly surprised me most was the way it handled curves and winding roads. There are many great roads, but at some point you forget your on a big bike with a ton of gear and your cranking around corners almost like you would on a street bike. Don't get me wrong, you won't forget that you have a 21" front tire, but to be able to do it as well as it did is pretty impressive. On the topic of long freeways, yes it will do it, the bike will be fine, you might get a bit tired though:)