Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Central Pennsylvania, USA
Welcome! Enjoy your new toy!
The extra weight is low enough to vanish on clean dry roads, and the pegs scrape long before you're low on traction. It's a nice relaxing ride once you get used to the difference, and an excellent year-round commuter with 60 MPG in the city and tight, easy handling on thin roads and in parking lots. One good way to get used to it is to take it to the intermediate or advanced MSF course if you can find one this late in the year.
Know that on wet leaves or wet paint the weight can show up quick, and it also wiggles pretty easily in the snow too. (I take the van if there's any snow in the forecast, but we got surprised once.)