Hi Black Bob, thanks for the welcome, having ridden both CT for one afternoon and my VFR1200FA, I would say the VFR1200FA is a great bike but for me, as an occasional rider, it requires more effort to ride well. Everytime I go out on it I can soon judge whether my riding is flowing nicely along, or whether I am having an off day, my anticipation is too slow, my gear changes are badly timed, every traffic light is 'red' etc. Whereas with the CT dct the riding position gives me a better view, my arms and wrists are more relaxed, the gear changing is perfect, so Ive got more time to enjoy the ride. My one problem with the CT may be when I want to stop to park and the camber is excessive and there's loose gravel underfoot - Nightmare !!