The more I ride my bike the better it gets. I am new to the forward controls and have settled into them nicely. It was an easy transition on my CCT. I have just under 1000 miles now and everything is becoming natural so I don't have to think about it. The only large bikes I have owned were 1200 Gold Wings, so that is the only bike I can compare to. I loved my 'Wings, they are great bikes; but, I love my CCT even more. It handles great, is very comfortable, and you cannot beat the price for all the features you get. If you can't tell from this and my previous threads, I REALLY love this motorcycle! Maybe, even obsessed!