Rider/owner for 45 years. Told my friends I took my red Yamaha Majesty 400, winter stored it in my daughter's garage for 4 months with a IV steroid drip. When I opened the doors the red CTX1300 was there. Seriously, for a few years I've considered getting something a bit more robust than my around town commuter. I also have a semi-restored 1983 R80RT. When I saw a recent advert here in Utah for a red CTX1300 standard for $10,200.00 (plus fees, tax, lic - $11,800 OTD) I took the plunge. After all, a 2014 Burgman or BMW 650 scooter are going for $10,900 to $13,900 plus fees, etc. I couldn't pass this one up. For the past week I've been enjoying it immensely here in northern Utah and look forward to extended riding with my wife and friends. I had been looking at the Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager 1700 for the past couple of years, but always, since a teenager, I've liked the sports tourer style of bike. Easier for commuting around town as well as the occasional long trip. Plan on visiting kids and grandkids in Arizona.