I'm a military member currently deployed to the Middle-east 8) and the Harley Military Overseas Sales Program rekindled an old flame. I haven't ridden since the early 80's, but I got the itch, big time. I was sold on the 04 Sportster until I started researching the competition and now I've got information overload, and probably convinced myself not to go with the Harley, even though I can get an incredible deal thru the program. I'm home in July for 2 weeks and will check all out first-hand, but wanted your inputs. I'll ride for recreation and maybe commute 90 mile round-trip (up the life insurance, convince the wife :wink: ). I'm leaning heavily toward the Kawa based upon the research, followed by the VTX 1800 (probably too much $$$) and then the Road Star. Which way should I go, and why do you think so?