The main reason, it's a Honda. I've had smaller street bikes (125, 200, 250cc) and can't remember how many dirt bikes and 4 wheelers, all Honda. Hard to beat their reliability. I liked the Interstate because it came with WS, floor boards and bags. Once I sat on it, I knew it was the one. I like the look of the Sabre a little better, but does not have the WS, bags and FB's.