It would be helpful if you defined what "scary" meant to you, and what you were experiencing. Weird handling characteristics can be caused by different things (tire type, tire pressure, loose steering head, uneven loading, luggage, windshield, etc). The exact handling characteristics you're experiencing might help narrow it down.
It could very well be just inexperience with this particular type of bike, especially if your previous bike was something like a cruiser.
"No matter where you go, there you are."