I've been lurking here for a little while, and thought I'd say hi. After an 18 year hiatus from riding while the kids were young, I decided this spring that this was going to be the year for the return to two wheels. I bought a 2010 Vulcan 900 and rode all spring and summer on it. Even with a replacement seat and a backrest, my wife just could never get comfortable enough for long rides. After a weekend ride we decided to start checking out some touring bikes and in September ended up buying a '06 Wing with 15,000 miles on it. I think the comfort issue is now a thing of the past . Unfortunatly we got it too late in the year for a trip, but we'll do our best to give it a bit of a workout next year.