I only started riding this year. Went to a Triumph dealer and thought the Tbird was way too big for me to handle. Bought the America. Loved riding it. However felt it always needed more power. After 2k miles in a couple of months went to get some extra goodies added. While installing them the dealer asked if I wanted to take a ride out on another. Grabbed the Storm. Yes feels heavier standing still but let the clutch out and now everything is smoother, more stable and a lot of power. You pay for this as was almost $6k more. I think it was worth the upgrade which I did 10 days later. Go to a dealer and take one for a ride. Let us know how you get on. Good luck.