I am considering getting one of these - a 2010 model. My plan is to ride it cross-country at some point, probably at the end of next year. For those of you who own one, how well does it ride on the highway and on long rides? Would you recommend for or against purchasing one for my intended purpose. I had been looking at the 1700 Nomad but after test riding one I determined that it was too much bike for me because of my medical issues.