Thanks for the reply GOLD, you do have a good point about ground clearance! This is my first cruiser, and one thing to consider is I live in Alberta...land of flat & straightline roads! If I lived anywhere else, the Storm wouldn't have been my first choice, I would've bought a 800XC or a Daytona.
Having said that, its not that I don't like the storm, limited funds keep me from having one of each.
Going on a 10K mile trip in July, I'm sure the Storm will serve me well!
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