Saturday morning, I met with a few buddies at Deus Ex Machina in Venice, California for a light breakfast and some coffee. From there, we headed up the coast for a bit before plunging up into the canyons to hit a series of roads I ride often when testing. Some are tight and bumpy, others long and sweeping, and few bikes are completely home in all of it. The GT, and its wonderfully stiff suspension, struggled quite a bit in the bumpy stuff, but hid its size well in anything tight. Switching to the street and comfort settings didn't help to soak up road bumps much either, turning it more into somewhat of a springboard. Once we hit smoother and more open pavement, the big Duke began to shine.