Its tamer than I expected. It's still powerful as fak (to me) but it doesn't surprise you. I had it in my head, that it looks like a supersport, its gonna be super aggressive. But, you know exactly what to expect and when to expect it power wise. The suspension is better than that in my wife car. Its super comfy but at the same time not squishy at all. Its not race hard, like I think Id prefer, but I think its still really well done. Its definitely a sport touring bike, which cool, because thats what I needed. A small, lightweight, sporty, touring (commuter) bike. Love it.