It handles well, corners fine and runs like a Suzuki does --> always, hardly needs the choke! This one really is the Savage's big brother. If you put them next to eachother they look very similar. It handles fine but a straight handlebar or a bend one makes a world of difference. It has got a lot of grunt and handles well in corners. If you are over 6 ft (1.85 m) tall this motorbike may not be the one for you especially on longer rides. The positioning of the breaks and gears are not right then and your knees will not fit in the tank positions.