Potential road star owner (silverado)
I'm a former Harley guy, but got tired of the b.s. that goes with the brand. The final nail in the coffin was when myself and my spouse tried to do a simple 300 mile ride 2 up that left us beaten, battered and bruised. We've decided to move forward with a metric cruiser we're still on the fence between a nomad and a silverado.
We've thought about a royal star venture, but that level of bike is still outside of our budget even going pre-owned (ceiling is about 6k) I liked the original royal star when it first came out as I can still remember seeing that red/white on the dealership floor when it first arrived. I feel that the road star is the spiritual successor to that original royal star.
My wife and I usually travel within the city limits of Austin with occasional trips to Laredo TX and that's about the limits of it. I do commute to and from work (20 miles at about 70-80 mph) So, this is why we're looking at the silverado trim level. Saddlebags, windshield, passenger backrest, everything I'd usually put on a bike no matter what I get.
So are there any testimonies or things I should know about the road star? I've checked the threads from top to bottom and I've noticed that there's not a lot of info out there as it seems that the vstars/stratoliners seem to be the shining gem right now. I appreciate any help large or small since I'm going completely outside of my milwaukee comfort zone. I'm nervous but optimistic at the same time.