My name is clay and I'm currently deployed. I've been riding for just over a year now and own the excellent Suzuki M-50 motorcycle. when I bought it, I intended it to be my starter bike and now I am considering an upgrade. My problem is...I don't know which bike to get. I'd like a touring bike which can ride 2-up easily and yet still be fairly agile for daily commuting to/from work.
Being deployed, I can purchase a new 2011 Harley motorcycle for a fairly good price (military discount of 8.5% off MSRP and such). So of course I am looking at the Harley Road King as a top choice but I also love suzuki's so much I am also considering a C-90T or C-109RT. I haven't really looked at Hondas, Yamahas, or Kawaskis but am open to suggestions. The C-90 & C-109 were last produced in 2009 which makes finding one a bit hard to do but they can be had for half the price of a new Road King. I'm all about saving some $$$ and am not convinced that Harleys are the best bikes any more.
Anyhow, I'd love to hear your thoughts/opinions if you wouldn't mind sharing them for a newbie. Thank you and good bless.