I made the mistake on riding one now I own one. I had a few bucks into my 08 SG and I really loved that bike. But when I took the 10 RG for a ride it was like night and day for me. Let me put it this way on a 1 to 10 scale for bagger vs bagger. Old frame ride and handling 3 to 4. Add the bagger brace type addition pushs you up to a 5. The new set up in my opinion pushs the bike to a 7 or 8. To get any higher you need better shocks and you need to fix the front end.