Confidence on the street carries over to spirited back road runs as well. It feels extremely connected to the ground, with light, neutral handling and stability at higher speeds. That basic solid, planted feeling holds across any type of road and conditions. The one functional change to the motorcycle was the seat. It went from a firm, flattish (but surprisingly supportive) seat, to more of a bucket, sculpted from softer foam. The new perch is comfy in short stretches, but on longer backcountry rides it can lock you into an uncomfortable single spot.
Another complaint is that the very spare rear seat is only good for passengers who are very into you, and the bar better be just around the corner from your pad. It uses the same soft foam as the rider's seat, but is very thin. Even my 120 lb daughter could feel the seat pan on this thing, so adult-sized humans need not apply.