The weight is not an issue after a brief learning curve. My 1100 loaded down with wife and clothes is about 975 pounds, my Harley loaded the same way is right at 1200 pounds. Now I'm all of 5'6", well maybe 5'5" really and 125 pounds soaking wet. I ride for days at a time like this, city traffic, open roads and curvy roads ( twisted sisters) very spirted. Now at times at an intersection with a lot of camber I do have to concentrate a little, but no big deal. Just make sure you can flat foot the bike and the weight should never be an issue, and no I can't totally flat foot the Harley, maybe one day I'll grow up. 😂Royal Star etc....I fear the heavy weight and extra cost....especially the heavier weight. If I get rid of my 650 which for now is fantastic, it will be for a bike that is just a bit stronger. If Yamaha made a 800 cc....that would be great. The bolt looks nice but it is physically smaller than my 650. However it does have a similar weight.