I went from an '05 1600 Classic to a NEW (leftover) '11 Voyager 1700. The dealer wanted to sell this bike and GAVE it to me for $15,200. I thought that was a great price. Just brought it back for the 600+ mile service. They contacted Kawasaki for a problem I had. (Cruise control was not working; also Trip meters were not resetting). Kawasaki is replacing the right side control set. Should have it back in about 4 days. I've onlyput about 800 miles on it.. but it' s comfortable. Added highway pegs that allow me to stretch out.. so it's pretty comfortable.. including stock seat. Wife thinks passenger seat is fine as well.
For the price.. I don't think (personal opinion here) you can beat the value. Good luck on your choice. Whatever you decide... RIDE SAFE!