Open throttle was really nice. The open air was hitting my face, the Harley-esque sound was reverberating all around, and everyone in the neighborhood's jaw was on the floor watching a scrawny 5'11" kid drive something that looks like a Harley. Any type of turn on this bike at low speed is very, very unwieldy. I made sure to lean my weight on the outside foot as to insure the bike wouldn't turn over at tight, low speed turns.
Overall, it was a very good experience. It is definitely a nice contrast to a sportbike (i.e. appealing to a different purpose). Whereas the sportbike is tailored to the adrenaline seeking speed freak, the harley-type cruiser is appealing to those who are appealed by overwhelming sensory inputs (sounds, sights, feels, smells--sorry no tastes, thank god I didn't hit the pavement with the 700 lb monster falling on top of me).