Congrats! And so glad to hear about a man going for what he wants and not being swayed into buying less than what he wants because others tell him he needs to start with a smaller bike. All the HD touring bikes are big and heavy but that is a disadvantage for only the first couple of days.
And when you are ready to pack some essentials and hit the road for a few days you will be going in style with comfort to spare.
Welcome to the forum from N.Y. and congrats on the RK that was on my list for my first bike also but I came across the Heritage first and liked it so that's what I went with. Within a year I'll be in the market for a touring bike so who knows .