Bike will outperform the rider! I have a 2009 LT Classic and it is one smooth ride. Mine has windshield though for long rides. Seat sucks, get's your butt numb. I bought beads to go over the seat and seems to work. Perhaps they have changed the seat in 5 years. Seat was my ONLY complaint, but knew it before I bought it according to the reviews. Buy the bike! You will love it!