Been lurking for while, just joined up recently after making a deposit on a black Cross Country. Picked it up today after the stage one was installed at the dealer. Been riding since about age 7 and have had everythingfroma ZX10r to a KTM duke to a M109r, all but a HD. Compared the XC to the Streetglide and bought the XC. Got about 80 miles in today two up before the rain came to pay a visit. Great bike and looking forwar to a lot of miles. Only thing I dont like so far is the buffeting. Thought I could maybe live with it after reading some posts, but its worse then expected. I'm 6'2 and its quite annoying. Thanks for all the insight in previous posts.