I test rode a Futura thinking of buying one and was not impressed. The engine was way too lumpy even for a v-twin. The fuel injection at low RPM was horrible. The bike was warmed up for several minutes before we took off and it stalled in the parking lot and at the first stoplight. The glitch goes away at about 3000 RPM. The wind protection is not as good as advertised. The bike is also very top heavy and maybe a tad too light to be a true ST...gets buffeted pretty good on the highway at speed. Very trick looking bike, but $14K for a problematic bike is not for me.