At a standstill, the seat height and semi-standard ergos probably fit shortys like me best, but the riding position becomes friendlier when you shove off, with the low seat height and the overall cockpit layout inspiring plenty of confidence. The low, wide bars give you lots of leverage to toss the bike into turns, and minutes after saddling up, I am a man on the run, splitting through the downtown traffic chaos with ease. At 567 lbs. wet, the Forty-Eight isn't exactly a lightweight, but the center of gravity is low, and despite that chunky front tire, it turns in easily and beckons to be ridden aggressively. There was an occasional hint of vagueness from the front end, but nothing overly dramatic.