Once set up properly for me the bike is a dream to ride. It is the epitome of a cruiser. Everything about it is smooth. Power comes on from the get go, nothing shocking, just plentiful, smooth torque. This was a groundbreaking bike when it was released a decade ago, and it seems to have only gotten better with age. The front end has gained a few gobs of chrome, the controls are styled and effective, the bars are in exactly the right place, the suspension is soft, but not squishy.