I've been riding since I was 10 years old. Bought my first bike when I turned 18 a Kawasaki KZ650. Since then I've had dozens of motorcycles. I usually ride them for a few years then get something else. My current bike is a Triumph Trophy SE, all the bells and whistles..ABS, Traction control, elect adjust suspension, adjust windscreen, integrated stereo, Bluetooth, etc.. Love the power and handling of this bike, it's a great all arounder..So why consider another bike (the Valkyrie)? I'm looking to tone down my riding a bit the SE tempts me every time I get on it, LOL and frankly I don't need to do something stupid. I just had my 54th birthday and I'm not as flexible as I used to be I'm looking for something lower, more comfortable something simpler but customizable to my liking. Had a Triumph Rocket, rode the Diavel, I've ridden the Valkyrie and wow! Power, handling, comfort, are all there. Not ready for a Goldwing yet and mostly ride solo so it seems like the right bike at the right time. We will see.....sure is a sexy beast!