First rule of cruising: relax, buddy. No great lean angles are required to put on a good show. The “heels in the wind” riding posture is not excessively stretched out, and the 25-inch-high glossy leather sprung seat is a lot more comfortable than it looks. The engine coughed for a couple of minutes until it was fully warm, but it ran more smoothly than expected for a rigid-mount 88-incher. Once adjusted to the lack of cornering clearance, I had a blast thundering around the ancient walls of the Castle of Milan, accelerating hard down the straights and taking it easy around the corners to preserve the heels of my boots.