I just got back from a 40 mile jaunt on her and the ride and motor is incredibly smooth, it's like riding in a 1970's Cadillac or something. Really cool to be able to set the cruise and then put your feet on the floor boards and just enjoy the ride. What impresses me most is just how quick it is, it gets up to 80 mph lickity Split, it does it so smoothly that is deceiving, you just get on it and then look down and it's like wow! I better slow down. And it really handles quite well for such a big bike, I'm really liking it! Can't wait to take it on a long trip up to Colorado or somewhere with lot's of mountains.