Welcome from Minnesota. I hadn't owned a bike for a number of years so in many ways the Stryker I purchesed 2 months and 1200 miles ago was a first bike for me. Love the power, handling, looks and dependability. Nothing worse than being on a ride and having your bike break down on you. You'll love the Stryker if you make the decision to buy one. I know I don't have an regrets on my purchase.