I took the Suzuki DR-Z400S on a 100 mile ride Sunday with my son-in-law on his Suzuki SV1000S and his friends Harley of some sort. The trip consisted of about 70 miles of county 2 and 4 lane roads, and about 30 miles of excellent twistys in the foot hills. Of course on the flat land my bike had a hard time keeping up but once we hit the foothills, to my surprise, the story changed real fast. I expected the Harley to slow down but the SV1000 did not like the curves over rough road at all, So I rode at what was a fun speed for me and waited for them at the top of the hill. Once back on the flat roads I took my position as tailgunner Charlie again. Oh well, victory was sweet while it lasted. All had a good time as the temp. was in the low 60's, Saturdays rain had cleared the air and the hills have turned green with wild flowers starting to bloom. I wish I would have bought a scooter years ago!