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Trust me -- for a 30-minute daily commute and some weekend riding, something in the 750-900 cc class will keep you smiling for a long, long time. Of course, nothing at all wrong with a Wing, but for me it would be too much bike for such duty. Save that for when you're ready to ride coast-to-coast!:smile:
That 30-minute commute could always turn into a 3-hour commute on a bigger bike. I did just that on a Harley Electra Glide and then a BMW K100LT. It was 40 miles going to work and 150 give or take, going home. It was a great way to blow the tension of the day off. Then I'd ride 300 to 500 at least one of the days on the weekend. Averaged 25K to 30K miles a year. Everyone should just get the bike they want, after, they get the experience. Get any old ratty bike to learn that. Just make sure it's mechanically sound which would generally mean a bike that is currently a weekly if not daily rider.
 

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My 85 Harley Electra Glide felt just as nimble as my Honda 400 Hawk it replaced. Part of that was probably due to the added power that helped get me out of trouble as much as getting into it.
 

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Congrats doc. Enjoy that beautiful bike. Most newbies are not mature enough to handle such a land yacht. And more importantly not be able to handle one in parking lot maneuvers. Keep up the good work. That bike can easily go for as long as you or most will ever want to ride. 300K miles is not unheard of.

 
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