Not so heavy as it is still small, but yes, slow. The little Kymco Xciting 400i had a great lean angle, pep, good mpg, quick response, ........Better than even the Swing. Shit we do for women , but she's worth it. Now I got a slow pig (The bike!!!!) that looks good (Spouse & Bike!!!). Funny how you asked that way........ Now, had I not had several cruisers before, I might have felt totally different about the change. Past experiences have great influence on future opinions.