Road handling - the wider front tire gives the bike a nice stable feel on the road compared to the skinny tire on my Deuce. The wider rear tire seemed to be plenty stable compared to my old StreetGlide. The combination for the crossbones gave me a real sense of road worthiness of the entire 1,400 mile trip. I have to say that while I was idling away the miles I was thinking about how I would blog on ride quality. The lack of Radio, CD etc gives you more time for mental gymnastics.
Two-up you may ask??? My buddy had to leave his "Dark Custom V-rod Screamer" at the shop one morning and I hauled his 200lb Carcass to breakfast (Jack Nicholson Style in Easy Rider) and the stock 96 motor was more than up to it without any modifications to Carb or Pipes. He said that there was plenty of room with over 400Lbs of beer-bellied-biker-boys on the Crossbones. (although we parked in the back of Denny's so as not to draw too much attention to our ride style, not that there is anything wrong with that). Hope this answers any of those questions of those readers asking about a HD CrossBones. In a word it "ROCKS!"