Yes, totally agree. I am a die hard sports bike fan but found that i only really enjoyed it for 10% of the time, ie perfect smooth open road, no traffic, no police right temperature, above keeping your licence speed. So I thought the crosstourer would make the better bike all round and I do think it will. I will need to address the steering but looking at all the posts I think that can be done, brakes I hope will get better with more miles and I have had bikes that don't handle in the past and its not been a problem you just ride around them but I also do think it makes for a better over all experience if you can get them something like without having to spend big money. I think I will venture out on my lunch hour as its nice and hot to see what its like in the dry.