The roadtest in Das Motorrad says, it's verry nimble but stable, so it isn't as agile as some other allroads, it needs a tiny effort like the little Tenere, that needs a little hint, so it doesn't steer on thought alone, but it really listens verry obedient, so it actually gives a verry relaxed ride. And doesn't get into a hairraising state of anxiety if you give an unintended pull on the handlebar when hitting a pothole... The engine sort of the same story, it's longstroke and heavy rotating masses (crank and two dampers) make it less fruity than a Katoom, but that also is not naggingly sluggish, but again relaxing, when needed, you can pull the throttle wide open at 2000 rpm, and it will do its supposed job without protesting, no shudders or hickups which are verry common with the modern lean burnig big bore twins. So it isn't the ultimate screamer allroad to play lunatic, but it's exactly what i want it to be, a relaxed über-potent Reise Enduro, with the real meaning of Enduro (riding day's on end for weeks) as its main ingredient. So it's not exciting in it's way of handling or throttle response, it's not a Springbok, possibly wearing out it's rider correcting the loose behavior it's a Wildebeast, running all along the Serengeti without pause, but still possible to make sharp rights and lefts to evade predators. It won't give you the highest possible speed off or onroad, but it will definitive have the highest mean-traveling-speed per day, just by enabeling to ride 10 or more hours per day, where one is nackered after tryin to get a 1200GS fluently through tight corners because of its surging, and wears ones bum out on the way to soft saddle. Okay one quote, which i really liked in the test, it's german, so beware not to let get any kind of sentiment about that language in the way Harmony is its Credo The powerband works its way through to the revlimiter at 7800/min like a Paternoster (antique lift) Dependable, unstoppable, without any surprise. One could look at it as dull - or as stressfree.