Today was my first ride on the naked lady. The suspension is much firmer than my old bikes. I must say that so far I'm not impressed with the brakes, but love everything else. I only put 50 miles on it, I think the brakes will get better with time. Its so nice not to be hunched over the tank. You can ride for endless hrs. Its a great stress reliever at the end of the day.I did not take it over 6 grand but had a blast. I love the feel of this bike, it never wanted to bring back home.