You should really try to find a buddy with a similar bike to try out before buying one. Alot of them feel great in the show room but totally change when you actually take them for a spin. A big issue I'll point out about most Hd bikes is the way the motor/trans is mounted to the frame. They are very solid so at an idle they shake the ever living crap out of you. Not to mention you want to be sure the bike you choose has the right amount of power to suit your needs. Alot of the ones that claim to be powerful are total pigs on the open road.