Well I, like most others already had a bike. I have had VMax's since 1993. Loved those bikes. I went into a dealership on an unrelated matter and saw a 2014 cherry colored Valk and was instantly drawn to it. Needless to say I found a smoking deal on one from Big St Charles, arranged shipping and now instead of my old hot rod(2000 VMax owned since 2001) I have a hot rod Goldwing and could not be happier.