Just picked up one of these today. It handled the freeway well on this windy day. Hit 70mph easily at 8k rpms. Since its brand new I didn't push it much past that. It redlines at 12k, so there still room and power left to get there. It's much smoother than the 96 KLR I used to have and a little lighter and shorter. Pretty much fixed all my gripes with dual sports. Looking forward to exploring and camping with this guy this season and many more!