That is a great looking bike! It's actually quite a bit more attractive than a number of Sportsters I've seen (I love the classic Sportster look with the peanut tank, but there have been some fugly versions of the Sporty that HD has peddled on this market over the years). That large rear drum brake is quite effective and the stock exhaust has a nice mellow sound. The basic platform is a very good one and these are some of the most reliable bikes you will ever find. My '04 Aero has been a great bike - zero issues since day one. I'm not shy with the throttle and I never get below 61 mpg! Enjoy!