I now have had my Street 750 for almost a month and wonder if what I am experiencing is common. Unless I ride the clutch significantly, the bike will jerk off the starting line. This could be a problem is some circumstances. Low speed handling is somewhat difficult, not because of weight, but because the handlebar control is jerky -- I think this is kind of like an extremely raked chopper feels like. NOTE #1 : I feel more comfortable maneuvering my 850 lb Victory Cross Country is a close area (like my carport). NOTE #2 : I use to own a 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 which spec-wize is almost identical to the Street 750 in weight, engine power, and wheelbase. I did not experience the kind of problems with it that I do with the Street 750. I will note the controls on the Vulcan where more forward than the standard Street 750.