If you know how to ride a bike, the 1800 does quite well in the twisties. I always get a kick out of the guys who say the 1800 doesn't handle well in the curves. Back in '05, several of us from Houston went to the annual Coloradical VTX rally on our VTXs. One of the guys was 2-up on his 1800, and he was carving up the roads like nobody's business...and leaving us behind. He still has his bike and still rides it like that.
My son and I were at a couple Coloradical rides after we put on the pitstop in Borger, Texas. We were both 2 up and invited some riders to go with us on a run through some very twisty roads. Blink1800 and I (Snakebite) invited iCe, Hermit and Bugshield to go "play" with us. The only one of the group that would ride with us after ripping up the twisties was iCe. One another day, LEE and GEEZ had no trouble keeping up on the run to Chucara and Bishops Castle. Coloradicals were a lot of fun. Great people as well.
'02 1800C, PCIII, Thunderbox, RH Shorty, Paladin sissy bar and luggage rack, L&R forwards, LEE's exhaust bracket, Cyclecraft tach, National Windshield, Progressive 440 shocks & front springs, chrome wheels, and Donna