What I didn’t see coming, was the work that was put into the chassis, suspension and braking on the new platform. Because of the size and the price point, I was approaching this as somewhat of an entry-level to intermediate bike, considering the 1200cc big brother that was released at the same time to be the obvious choice for the more serious rider. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Twenty minutes into my first ride on this bike, I scrapped my afternoon plans and headed to the best canyon I knew. Within the hour I was deep in the turns, dropping knees, as well as the jaws of riders on much more expensive sport bikes as I passed them on the inside. The Street Twin drops comfortably into the turns, holds a solid line, stays stable at high speeds, and has great braking power stock.