The reason it amazes me so much is that I actually have a 1989 model, still in its original guise. Now these motorcycles, while large are very nimble, and handle much better than a Softail, and they’re on par with an FXR and the later Dyna models in that the rubber mount set up is virtually the same as the FXR using a set of cleveblocks in the swingarm which is also mounted to the gearbox and rubber mounted to the frame via the swingarm and front rubber mounting block. The system was actually developed by Harley-Davidson when Erik Buell was on the design team and he had a big part is its success.