The Twin felt nicely balanced. It carries its weight low I guess so sitting on it and rocking it back and forth it doesn't feel like a big bike. Felt pretty good riding it too. Very easy to blast down FSR on it! It had TKC tires on it. I tried the three levels of traction control and level one, least amount, was awesome! It lit up the tire pretty easy with the traction control but L1 let the wheel spin a rev or too. You could feel it hook up and then you were gone. Fast. It allowed slight drifts outa corners but I didn't test it too hard. The bike is overall super smooth. You could ride this thing all day on pavement or FSR.
The DCT was great too. I ride it in sport and overrided it only a few times with the paddle shifters. It has full manual mode which is nice for say climbing a hill in first or second and not having it shift.
I tried to wheelie it on the pavement and it got very light on the front wheel and took off like a bat outta hell, compared to the 690, but I think it's programmed to give smooth throttle response. I believe it have a gravel mode, G-switch, that allows most aggressive throttling for clearing logs etc but I didn't find that button. Haha. Soo many buttons!
Suspension was soft. Worked fine at 30-50 mph on relatively smooth FSR but with a passenger or at faster speeds she is gonna bottom hard. I think I bottomed it once. konflict Motorsports didn't think it was great. Most likely need to replace fork internals and shock if you wanna play off pavement.