I am pleased with every facet of this bike from top to bottom. I have just over 3500 miles thus far and I've enjoyed every single one. The lack of any technical problems (including the common ones like oil in the air filter) leads to the 5 star reliability rating. I also gave the bike 5 stars...
I am pleased with every facet of this bike from top to bottom. I have just over 3500 miles thus far and I've enjoyed every single one. The lack of any technical problems (including the common ones like oil in the air filter) leads to the 5 star reliability rating. I also gave the bike 5 stars for quality. A lot of thought went into building this bike and it shows. After a full season of riding, I am still impressed with the fit and finish. The bike gets a 4 for performance, which is the highest I would give for any cruiser. Why? Because any decent sport bike will out accelerate and out corner this bike, or any cruiser. With that said, this bike is a straight line beast. The only cruiser I've ridden with more kick is the VROD and that's probably due to the weight difference. On corners, this is a big bike with a big back tire and you notice it. However, for a cruiser it does well. My previous bike was a VTX 1300 and this bike handles corners much smoother. I still hit the pegs often, but I think that's a trait of big cruisers. And, in this case, you drag your heels first, so at least there's some warning:) I give the bike 4 stars for comfort, too. Why? Because any decent touring bike will out last this bike, or any cruiser. However, I find this bike very comfortable. But, for comfort you have to judge for yourself. The longest day I had was about 400 miles. The longest non-stop trek was about 150 miles (about how far I get out of a tank). I have the stock seat and no windshield. The only problem I get is a little fatigue in the lower back because, at 5'9' inches, I have to stretch a little for the handlebars. A problem that a 3' riser will fix. But I'm not planning to do that any time soon. Overall, I am completely happy with this bike. The power is more than I need, but real nice to have. It looks great and rides well. The optional two up seat is great, too. I plan to keep this bike for at least five years. At which point, I'll probably buy another:)