Welcome Greyhound. I have a 2011 XC, love it. Bought it new. I came off a 04 Wing that I also bought new and I have never looked back. The Wing was a good bike, did a lot of things right, some not so. Once I rode the XC I was hooked. The wife had been riding Vics for several years, I would ride hers once in awhile.
The XC is going to handle a little different than the Wing at first, something with the frame geometry, but it only took a bit and I was used to it. Long trips, no problem. I tow the same two trailers with my XC that I did with the Honda, no problems. Fuel economy is better than Honda, but the Honda used 87.
After 90K+ on the wing it was time for a change. I've been riding 40 years, all sorts of bikes over the years, some good and some not so good. Been beat up and put away wet way to many times over the years. I have a aftermarket backrest and windshield on mine and my brides XC. Hers has anti lock, now standard. Very comfortable ride, not top heavy or any of that. Take it for a ride and see what you think.
Doing your own maint. is easy enough, gotta love the air filter change on the Honda!
2008 Vision Black gone 2005 TC- Sold
1963 Triumph Bonneville,not sure on color-be awhile
1983 XS 650 Custom Midnight Gold
2007 Ural Patrol Black-Sold
2011 Cross Country White and Silver
2012 Cross Country Red and Silver--Hers
A bunch of other bikes over the years, mostly all good
Life is short, eat dessert first, simple enough.
N/E Georgia and my garage