I went for a long ride up the canyons east and north of Salt Lake today. I am amazed at how much better the 109 seemed to handle the twisties. Using gears from first to fith my speed would go as low as 20mph to as high as 110mp on longer stretches. My nerves and old heart just wont let me go any faster. The higher the speed got, the smoother the ride was. Handleing is supurb but just a little slower in the curves than lighter bikes. with the rear end lowerd I find the seat is much more comfortable, my arms and back seem more relaxed. Right now the seat hight is between 25 to 25 1/2 inches, so both feet settle more on the ground with less stress to the legs and feet. The pegs seem they are at the point where they can be moved forward a little, but the positioning is still good. Next week when I get my seat customized the seat height will be around 24 inches. Having a gel pad installed should keep the comfort level up, I hope. Oh by the way I am 5' 10" tall. I can hardly wait to see just how she will be after.