Many years of riding. Started with Honda 185, Suzuki GS300L, GS650L, GS1100GK, Cavalcade, Intruder, Moto Guzzi California, Triumph Rocket III, and now VStar 1300. Love the ride of the Cavalcade, love the handling of the Guzzi, love the Power of the Rocket. Now backing off a little on everything and seeing if the VSTAR will give me what I need at this time in my life. Usually have one long ride from 1500-4000 miles a year. The rest of the time is just one-two day rides.