I agree, the large, smooth, kinda flat fairing does look a little out of place on such a curvy retro styled bike. The model with the windshield is visually more appealing to me, but lacks the function.
The Roadmaster rides absolutely fantastic from 0-75mph. Great parking lot manners for such a beast of a machine. Smooth, nimble, and very stable at speed. Tons of torque whenever you want it. Smooth positive shifting with super light clutch action. Plush suspension, but not too soft. Great wind protection. The exhaust sound is very good with the OEM upgrade.
I only have a couple of minor complaints... the seating position and egronomics are more Harley-esque, to tight for me. Probably because I am spoiled with all the room on the Vic. And the engine makes too much valve train noise for my taste, similar to the Vic 106. I think this is just a component of modern engine design that I need to get used to.
All that said, I am not in the market for a super tour machine at this point. I love my XCT and plan of keeping it for several more years. The Scout could fill a spot in my garage tho.
2013 Cross Country Tour: Custom paint, stage 1 exhaust, Lloydz Hi-Flow air filter, cams (HOH-VM1-DR), timing gear (HOH-PTS), Power Commander V, Auto Tune module, Gustafson flip shield, OEM passenger backrest with Cycle Ops luggage rack, Vic HID, heel shifter, Rockford amp, Infinity speakers all around.
2011 Cross Country: Burnt and Traded