It is so easy to ride, either fast or slow because it is so well balanced. It is just as comfortable as my Concours 14 and handles as well as my Yamaha r3 and way more comfortable. The 1098 I traded in for the Multistrada was hard to ride and uncomfortable. I always felt like I was riding a cruise missle! The Multi being comfortable makes it easy to concentrate on riding.
I owned sport bikes for years and did many track days. Steering with body english became a habit on the street as well as the track but the Multi steers so easily I find myself going just as fast through my favorite curves without body english.
I think the wider bars and the more upright seating position help.
just a ragged clown behind...