Ok, I've ordered a Speedy... for knee reasons as mentioned elsewhere on this forum. My "main" riding over the last 20 years has been on big, what the US would call Sport Tourers... Two Kawasaki GTR1000's, Guzzi Norge, Guzzi Stelvio and thousands of miles - until the last 3-4 years when the knee kicked in. All 4 bikes were great, while I had the GTR's nothing else I rode thrilled me like my own bikes (examples include Ducati Multistrada, Aprilia Tuono, Honda ST1300 Pan). The I got on the Norge, and the way that hung together as a "total bike" was a revelation. 2 Years and 20k miles later met my wife and traded for the Stelvio because that was roomier for us to larger people. That also handled and did 4k miles in the first 4 months. It also handled (peg scraping around roundabouts)… However, despite quite a relaxed riding position, I've had to change to get a straighter knee.
Two weeks ago I rode a Speedmaster, not expecting much in the handling dept, as my experience of feet forward style is (generally) they fall into corners, and are ponderous to handle. Absolutely not... Here's a bike that is nimble and agile, and immediately I knew it was the bike for me.
Get a test ride, in the UK all dealers I've seen are running Speedmaster demos... the torque takes over from top end power... Also there are a number of video reviews on YouTube, and the sports oriented testers all praised the handling.
2018 Bonnie Speedmaster Jet Black with Highway pack (less bags) and rider footboards