Okay the Dragon asked for a review.
After a weekend of shear joy, I have enough to go by.
The ST is missing some of the comforts.
No cruise, no reverse and the signals aren't self canceling.
The worst part is the stock seat. It continuously pushes you toward the tank. Fortunately, I took my own advice and put a $20 Costco cushion on it and saved my A$$. Literally.....
Now if you think you can live without those comforts, I can tell you it is the greatest bike I've ever owned. 200lbs less makes a world of a difference and the handling is incredible. The best way I can describe it is: When I put the Wing in a curve at 50mph, it felt like 50. When the ST is doing 50 in a curve it feels like 30. I can't express how much confidence that gives you. Steve's dad Pete told me I looked more comfortable. That means a lot. The quickness is awfully handy in sticky situations.
For Fossil and Pete(GD).....I really hope you don't get one. I was able to keep pace with Fossil on the trike, and think I can stay in the ballpark with GD. If you guys go out and get an ST, I have to go back to the back. I will say though, if you did get one, you wouldn't regret it for a second.
There it is.