I'm on the verge of selling my 2006 Suzuki M50 and buying a new Voyager 1700.
What I'm looking for is a bike that I can take on the highway once or twice a week for a 140 mile round trip (part-time job) that won't leave me feelling worn out once I arrive at the job.
I also want a bike that my wife can ride on with me without having to stand on the pegs everytime we come to a small bump ... she has back problems.
Sitting on the show room floor, the Voyager fits her back the best. The Harley was a nice fit, too, but I don't want to spend the extra $6,000 for a new Harley. The Yamaha and Victory didn't make the cut. None of the local (or distant) Suzuki dealerships had anything looking like a cruiser.
I could possibly go with a smaller bike and forgo the fairing, but by the time I added a trunk with back rest and saddle bags, I think I'd end up with a bike almost as heavy, jsut as pricey, and probably less comfortable.
What I'm wondering is, what am I giving up by going with such a bigger bike? Did those of you who stepped up from a smaller bike have any (major) regrets?
Thanks for any input/advice.