I have ridden fast bikes, fun bikes and big heavy cruisers. My last bike was a Honda Deauville, don't judge me a bike accident left me with back trouble and the big soft Deauville was great. But my back is getting better and although I had plans to upgrade next year I borrowed a shiver while mine was being serviced, Stupidly. The shover is a bike that would never appeal to me, too hard and sporty, too naked, too Italian.
I love it, from the first ride I enjoyed the torque, the response and the feedback, it was fun. Each ride brings a big stupid grin to my face, the riding position is upright, and even my 6'4"'s are comfortable, no leg cramps, no wrist pain and no back pain. The handling is good, not nervous or fidgety but planted and willing to do what you it too. Best of all is the engine, you honestly can't beat a torquey twin, don't get me wrong I loved my old ZZR1100 but this is different it a lovely smooth eager pull round most of the rev range. This is a great bike, its not going to lose you your license either, you can have a big grin on your face every day, very good package.