Stock, the 2001-2017s have a little more lean angle compared to 2018s before the peg feelers touch pavement. Like others have posted the GW is designed with adequate ground clearance for it's intended purpose but if you ride with a little more sport in your tour there is some things we can do to cope with limited lean angle. #One is to shift one's upper body to the side into the direction of the turn when tipping the bike into a corner. You don't have to hang off like a racer or sport bike rider, just the upper body above the hips. This reduces lean angle a few degrees for the same radius of turn thus giving extra degrees of lean angle or keeping those few extra degrees of lean angle in reserve. #One is free and and involves riding technique only. #Two we can also increase ground clearance by reducing front suspension sag on 01-17s by adding preload spacers for solo or light weight couples. The stock suspension had 60% sag under my 165 lbs when it should have 30 to 40%. IIRC I gained 11 mm of ride height by adding spacers on top of the stock springs to reduce sag to 45%. The rear shock needed the same 11 mm of preload to keep the bike level and retain stock steering geometry. Servicing the rear shock preload reservoir gives maximum preload adjuster travel to cope with added fork preload. Combined with riding technique there is actually quite a bit of extra ground clearance found with #One and Two. Further upgrades by Progressive and Traxxion are needed for heavier riders to reduce sag. The stock springs are overwhelmed with heavier solo riders and most all couples two-up.