Went on a 2up 65 mile ride yesterday, I'm 6'1" 200 lbs and my wife is 5'8" 145 lbs and I'm here to tell you that the 950 has it over the C50, hands down. The suspension is alot more forgiving even on hard bumps and dips, going up mountains the torque is something to marvel, the shifting is cut in half. There's practically no engine vibration at any speed. Yes, the 950T cost a little more than a C50 comparably equipped but the improvement and quality of ride is well worth the money. As much as I liked my C50, I'm sure glad that I traded it on my V STAR 950, I enjoy riding alot more.