This was my first trip out of town on the bike and I took our Slovakian student, who is staying with us for a month, up to Jemez Springs. On the 120 mile trip the bike handled very well with some strong head/sidewinds of about 40mph. We were doing about 70-75. I can see that the seat comfort drops after 100 miles or so. I was quite pleased overall with the handling on a dirt road(two up) and the ease of cornering on the twisty roads up there.