Welcome Tallboy67! It'd been a long time since I'd ridden ANY bike...so I had the joy of thorough research, and visiting many dealerships around the Dallas/Ft Worth area; and checking out every criuser I could sit on, and possibly test ride. I, like so many out there now, bought what I liked. And haven't looked back...no regrets (although I may add to my stable, a R3R at some point, as I like that bike as well). The only issue I had with my bike was the night driving head-light. But I fixed that with some simple ingenuity. For me, it's now perfect. Congratulations on the new purchase. Ride safe!