Yep, handling for a cruiser is a totally different animal than that of a sporbike, a sport tourer, a dual sport, or any other bike as they are relative to each other. It's all about whatever one likes and wants. Kind of like the car tire thing (not really intending to dive into that) not too good for the motocross or road race riding styles. I still see the attraction for me if I was in the circumstances and wanted to do so. I see the tire wear benefit for flat open riding. If I was into the wide open road type riding versus the tight supermotoish and dirt/gravel stuff I do, the car tire thing might suit. But for what I do it doesn't. Now if you can just get the same wife effect going on a sportbike, a supermoto, a dual sport, a few vintage bikes, and whatever else trips your trigger you're in good! You could have a garage full for her.