I am a 63 year old guy who started riding back in 1970. As life went on I was without a bike for a few years with kids and life commitments. I always managed to get some riding in with my buddies that had two bikes. Two years ago it was time to buy another one so I went shopping. My wife loves to ride with me so I needed one she would be comfortable on. I found a 2006 Royal Star Venture with only 7000 km on it. I have taken a few long rides on it and I love the cruise, and the power. It handles well and I have dragged the boards a few times. It is a bear at parking lot speeds but once moving no problem. It fits me well, I am 6 ft 5 and 300 lbs . great bike.