That was a long time ago, maybe your standards have changed? 5660 isn't that stiff, it's still gonna be a bit of a boat. You need to spend some adult money to make it handle GOOD. And how exactly are you defining good? While bars will make it corner flatter, they don't necessarily improve grip. All that said, I thought mine did OK the last time I had it out. Better than expected but then again I wasn't pushing at all, just cruising.