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!
Depends where you live! Lloydminster or Canmore!
There's a ton of twisties near me, but about 70% of the province is dead straight roads (though not as bad as Saskatchewan!)
But still not sure why you would lower the Storm.