Just received my new CTX 1300 today. Went for 100 mile ride and it is beautiful. I love this thing. I'm kind of late to the game. I am 58 years old and just started riding last year. I started with a 2001 Honda Shadow Spirit. Nice bike and I'm glad I started with that. However it was time to move up. I am glad I chose the CTX. I was debating between another cruiser or a sport touring bike and this was the perfect combination.