I also have a highly modified Honda Fury chopper that I love - but the group I ride with is into long rides and I realized I need a touring bike. After an all day 3-400 mile ride on the Fury I feel really beat up! (I'm old, I know).
I rented a Harley Ultra Elektra Glide Classic Limited for a weekend 700+ mile ride with my group thinking I really wanted a Harley. Later, at the urging of 2 XCT riders in my group I did a test ride of the XCT. I was sold!
You did your test rides on both machines and made a qualified decision. Doing your homework is important. You know you made the right decision for you. Good choice. Great bike. Good luck with it and ride safe.
2010 XC Midnight Cherry
2009 Ness Vision
116 Big Bore
"The Millinium Falcon"
The XCT is a very nice motorcycle. I've had mine almost a month. I've got a little over 2000 miles on it already. And it's been on and off rain up here in Oregon and I hate riding in the rain if I don't have to.
As I have been modifying the tour and it is getting even more comfortable.