So... I'm also new to forum. But had plenty of bikes and miles. Originally from Vermont, now in Malibu (which is like trying to ride a bike in an asteroid storm). First bike I ever owned was a 1972 XLCH 1000. Though had "big" Harleys, always been partial to Sporties. So, recently looking at HDs, Roadster caught my eye. So, question: how much better handling is it than the stock Sportster versions? I still own the second bike I ever bought, a 1974 Ducati 750 GT. So, I would be looking for a Sportster + 70's really great handling bike (like my Duke). What's the verdict on the Roadster? Thanks. Oh yean, I'm 71 years old.