I definately looked at the fury and checked out the reviews but all along I thought I can't see myself ever riding a chopper type bike. I have always been a sport bike rider. I watched all the OCC shows available here in my neck of the woods. Loved the show and really admired the work and the bikes but not my style. Then I sold my BMW K1200RS because the bike was getting a bit to heavy for my aging, short legs and the wife was not so keen to ride anymore. It has always been my desire to try a Harley so the standard answer everytime someone asked, "what would you like for you birthday/xmas?" was, buy me a Harley. Needless to say the closest I ever got to that wish was a few HD models sitting in the show case. So after the BMW went I started thinking, well maybe I should get a cruiser. The Harley's here in RSA are generally around a third more expensive than the other cruisers and the parts and services are very expensive so I thought that just maybe I may not enjoy the cruiser thing so decided it would be a smaller capacity, cheaper bike to start with and see how I like it. So I looked at the Fury, it was a bit too expensive and definately too stretched out for my liking and I settled for a Boulevard M50. I started to enjoy the cruiser ride but, yep the shortage of power soon got to me. Again I looked at the fury and again I thought, it's too stretched and besides the trade offer on the M50 was way too low. So I went to look at the Triumph Thunderbird. That was a 1600cc straight twin. Really nice a bit bigger than I wanted, was thinking more like 1200/1300cc and very expensive and again the trade offer was crazy low. Back home I was reading up about the new Stryker which was only just coming into the country, price seemed good and it was a 1300cc so I popped down to the Yamaha dealer to see it. Sorry, no stock yet, still on the ship, only due on the floor in a weeks time so they showed me the Star 1300 and I sat on a used Raider. Raider felt good but a 1900cc, that's a bit more than I wanted. Then they hit me with an amazing trade offer on the M50. So I took the plunge. I said I'll take the Stryker, get me the Blue one, deal closed right there without seeing or sitting on the bike. Then a few days later the guy tells me the shipment has only got the red ones, well I wanted blue but Im not going to wait months for the next shipment so ok, I'll take it. I had so many doubts running through my head after that, the more I looked at the pictures the more I thought, man this bike is too stretched, this is a mistake, maybe I should wait awhile, maybe cancel the deal, on an on the doubts kept going around in my head, then the call came, the bike had arrived. I thought well I'll go down and take a look, if my first thoughts were negative I would back out and run. I walked into the showroom and my first thought was. Wow what a beauty. The rest is history. I really love the bike and have no regrets at all. Oh and about the Fury, well it's too stretched out for me, thanks but no thanks.