I enjoyed reading y'alls replies! I’m in the same boat as the OP. I have done a fair amount of test riding (Sporsters , BMWs, Triumphs, Indians, Moto Guzzis) and am still having a hard time deciding. The thing that concerns me about the sporster isn’t the power per se, but the claimed lack of highway riding potential. Does anyone find this to be true? Obviously there are better machines to use for tons of touring but I’m looking for a first bike that can do most everything fairly well. 300 mile one way trips to the beach, commuting, twisties, and the like. Would I be better off looking at a dyna or new softail like the street bob? I’ll also add ABS is a non-negotiable for me as it’s going to be my first bike.