I got to ride it more for a few hours today in more varied conditions, in the rain no less. My tires were about 2-3 psi over inflated. (It's still cold here.)
First I did my commute to work, where I know every bump, man hole cover, pothole and crappy section of road.
I will say that the new fork configuration is 'stiffer' than stock when it comes to very small bumps and low velocity fork movements. It is not plush over small (less than 1 inch) irregularities and bumps - eg that right tire track where the road starts to crack and crumble.
I decided to go with 15wt oil and two holes in the valve, so that is to be expected. I do not mind it and like the way it handles in turns. Very similar to stock at 'low' speed (speed of fork movement, not the bike, all this was done at 25-30mph.)
The first time I tried emergency braking on the bike with the stock forks last year, they collapsed almost all the way to that really stiff section at the top, then on the rebound almost launched me off the bike.
None of that with the new setup, there was less dive and rebound was more controlled. Stopping quicker and shorter too. (To be fair, I did just service the brakes.)
Potholes: I purposely aimed the bike towards some potholes (25-30 mph), deep enough so that the gravel under the asphalt was exposed. The bike seemed to almost float over these, a definite up and down sensation, but no jarring.
Speed Bumps: On my way to work, when transitioning from regular road to highway, there is this section where it goes from asphalt to concrete and that seam is at least 3 inches high very sharp bump.
It doesn't help that this is the part of the ramp where you're supposed to be accelerating from 25mph to 55mph. I hit it at about 40mph, on my toes expecting the usual jolt up through the bars to my shoulders and much to my surprise there was no 'ouch' moment. The bars went up and down but no jarring.
Heaved Road: There's some sections of road here that are wavy and I did notice a lot of up and down movement, but that was more pronounced at the rear and probably the rear shock. (Still stock, talking to the folks at Nitron for options here...)
The rest of the day was pretty mellow street cruising and speeds up to 65mph on normal good condition highway (wet too) and no weird handling or cornering issues.