Long time no post! I got rid of mine because I enjoyed riding with the wife on our Goldwing. She wouldn't even get on this one. I see quite a few getting traded in all over the place with pretty low miles and some leftover 2019's dirty cheap. I enjoyed riding my standard RS to an extent, couldn't seem to get used to no wind protection I guess. I've owned a bunch of new bikes since 1992, it was my first with no fairings. I'm kind of on the lookout again as ya'll know how it is to go with no bike. It has been since last March. I'm looking for something I can take for a day or overnight ride with "enough" wind protection and the ability to have some side bags. I've watched a boatload of youtube reviews on tons of bikes. It will make your head spin. I'm wondering how much of a real difference the cafe's windscreen makes. I have a friend who rides a 07 Aprilia Tuono and another has a new Triumph Street Triple who may ride with me. Not sure my wife will ride anything other than a Goldwing after experiencing them several times, but they are kind of out of the question as I want to stay under about $9k. Her riding with me may be out until we can swing another Wing. We also have a travel trailer that we will use about 10 weekends a year, so having a big touring bike doesn't make a lot of sense.
Bikes I've made payments on since 1992- 1992 Kawasaki ZX6R, 1995 Honda CBR600F3 , 1999 Kawasaki ZX9R, 1995 Honda CBR600F3 , 2004 Suzuki GSXR600, 2008 Honda CBR1000RR, 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000, 2015 Honda Goldwing F6B, 2015 Honda Goldwing, 2016 Honda Goldwing F6B, 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS, 2016 Honda Goldwing
I'm a shade under 200lbs and about 5'll". I live about 2.5-3 hours from the North Carolina mountains. Cruise control was cool, but I don't know if it's a make or break deal for me. I've been eyeing 08-09 Concours, I seem to remember thinking they feel top heavy on the one 5 mile test ride I did several years ago.