And it was fun! Power was ample, ergos were really good, buuuuuut.....I had an issue with the handling. The specific bike I rode had metzler tires that were pretty worn (maybe 50% left) and a 190/50 rear. My confidence in cornering was maybe a 4/10. I'm used to an 06 R6 where I'm a 10/10 in cornering comfort. Maybe it's just that I'm not used to the raised bar, but I couldnt counter-steer properly at all. The front wheel and bars were fighting me in every corner. I would push on the bars to make my turn and the bike would be fighting me back to where I couldn't accelerate properly during a corner exit (riding on decent rural streets). After I was done riding it and jumped on my R6 I felt my cornering prowess return. The R6 doesn't argue on which direction I want to go, I just push and voila- we're making a smooth corner. I don't feel the handlebars are even moving from the straight position. The tuono felt like it was going to cut loose if it wasn't for that damper. So if you tuono experts could chime in here and give me an idea of what I'm a.) doing wrong b.) the rear tire would be better off in a 180/55 format or c.) thats just the way the bike is- don't expect to enjoy it. I really really really enjoyed everything else about this machine and fully intend on purchasing one...as long as it's not option c!