I rode it the Friday before last, I had it for about an hour on back roads to the interstate. The motor is brilliant. It reminded me of an American muscle car. The motor pulls great off idle but once you get it spinning it pulls fast and hard. I was surprised at the throttle response and how quickly it spun up. I redlined it several times and it put a huge grin on my face. This is a fun bike to ride, period. It's not boring like the other adventure-type bike offerings, it keeps you engaged and awake. I found myself always wanting to wack the throttle. The brakes and suspension are excellent and the stability at high speeds is good. This is one of those bikes where you crack the throttle and you had better have some space in front of you. The TC is the best I have ever ridden, it holds the front wheel on the ground at WOT but you never even know it is on. The TC on my X is harsh and abrupt, not on this, you don't even know it's doing its thing. You just hit the throttle and it goes like a bat out of hell. I have ridden them all and I would probably buy this one just because of the fun factor and dealer network as well as the hydraulic valves. I don't do much off-road anymore because my knees and back would kill me. Mild dirt roads and gravel are about it. The base model would make an excellent touring bike for those of us that like to travel fast and light over long distances. This would be the only bike that would get me off my VFRX. I like sitting up high and with the tallboy seat and a set of risers this gets me there. Harley did their homework on this bike. I may buy the base model and add a few accessories, I may also wait a year or two to see how it plays out in the reliability area. I will eventually buy one I'm just not sure it should be a first-year model. Harley did good, I was skeptical, not anymore. This is a win for the MOCO now they need to open this Revolution Max up with some cams and exhaust, tuning, etc, and put it in a sportbike.