I'll testify. The road is softer and the bike is more comfortable. The bike is so much more comfortable that I can now think about more speed. So I've ordered some spoke wheel weights and a 36 tooth drive sprocket. I'll still be satisfied with cruising at about 15 mph. But that engine will be purring like a kitten instead of whining. That'll be nice. Plus going, say, 25 will be do-able when the situation calls for it. And if I've lost torque at those low rpms that I crave, then I'll make up the difference using the pedals. No harm in a bit of exercise.