a big, heavy, dead-stable touring bike without the over-kill that typically goes with that. i put about 60 thousand miles on a 'o4 criss-crossing the country with never a problem. if you have alot of stuff, go for the attachable rack/backrest. If you want to feel the wind in your face on a hot day, the screen comes off in about 5 seconds w/two clips. A very flexible bike that fits the 6'+ crowd better than most. Really, my only problem with it was the whole pirate thing which can get old at times.
“many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased”- Steinbeck