Well I have been on this forum for a long time and love all the information on it. It has helped me make the best decision in my life. I bought a 2012 cross country tour in February. It was a big step for me because I was on the sport bike side of riding. I tell you what the comfort and handling of the bike has blown my mind. I just want to thank everyone on the forum for the stories and info to help me make this decision!