Re: Aluminum framed bikes..
Awesome O'MB, never know until you try. May I be so bold as to suggest more ridged mounts? All the rubber and softer mountings I have tried only increased vibration. Any room for the engine to move just made for a paint shaker like action and allowed the movement of the piston to jack hammer the whole bike. I could be totally wrong and there is a way to isolate vibration. I have just found letting it absorb threw out works better. If you get a soft mount to work, I can not wait to see and will buy lunch! Would be cool.
I live in CT and pot holes are just part of the fun. The aluminum has done fine. (even the cheap wheels so far although they need TLC about twice a year)((just grease and truing)
Hope to be of help