Anything you'd feel hopping on an icon vs a classic would be forgotten by the end of the day riding either model I'm guessing. I was always amazed at how many people ran rear knobby tires for dirtbikes on the TW200 when I had mine. I tried it and it changed the way the bike fell over into corners to where the gyroscopic effect of the tire weight made it feel like you physically unlocked from going upright to leaned over and it was a bit scary for me. Meanwhile all these old guys doing that setup out in the mountains seemed to love it and rode just as hard as me. I ended up putting the OEM Japanese street tires on it so that I could get back my linear lean over feeling back. You MIGHT feel some of that, but I bet it's so minimal that it doesn't matter in the real world. But that's all I could foresee is that the classic feels different when you lean the bike over in a curve, but ever so slightly.