The 90-degree V-twin Desmo engine is smooth and revs freely, and it pulls without hesitation from 3000 rpm. Fueling is excellent. Claimed output is 113 horsepower (and 70-plus pound-feet of torque, with 80 percent of peak available from 3500-9500 rpm) is plenty to pull out of any corner or make any pass. It is highly satisfying but not intimidating. The brakes are strong but easy to control. The handling is intuitive, turn-is is easy, yet the chassis is stable and stays on your chosen cornering line. The riding position is comfortable, and air management from the manually adjustable windscreen is good, although there is some buffeting in the presence of side wind.