Nigel trust me VTR SP1s and SP2s handle like a barge compared to modern bikes or even 1000s of their time. They are lumpy and snatchy at low speed. They cannot stand 30 miles an hour or 40 to be honest. But when you click with it they are a dream to ride/own and look at. It will get a lot of admirers. One modification a pair of Akrapovic cans.