Spoiler : I have never riden a springer. Congratulations on pouncing on the bike you wanted. I hope you get many happy miles from it. Are you a straight roads type of guy? I ask because I have known of two blokes who were (and still are ) Harley heads and they both hated the handling of the springers. They are clubee's and like speed and cornering. Not every bike is for every person and I personally like the look. The joys of being a single man, Ill just have that thanks!