It really wasn't much of a safety issue, to be honest, because I was only running about 70–75 mph, and cornering clearance ran out before traction ever would have. The track was resurfaced in 2007 but remains quite bumpy, so I got a good idea of damping character and steering feel. Trail is a very short 3.2 inches, coupled with a rake of 27 degrees. As a result, steering is very light, with a little more twitch than you might expect from this type of motorcycle. At parking-lot speeds, minimal bar input and care with your actions give the best results. In the 20–50-mph range—prime cow-dodging velocity—the Bullet is light and agile-feeling. Above 50 mph and when you are cornering hard, the bars can shimmy slightly, but in its intended mode of use, this bike handles well.