After owning 7 gold wings, some with trailers, some with side cars- and having been used to armchair touring, I dropped out of riding for awhile and persued other passions. But alas the time came when I needed two wheels again so I heard about the Interstate and went to the dealer to "just look". Two hours later new helmet and new bike and down the road. OMG first 20 miles I wanted to turn it around and give it back due to the hard ride and wind buffeting over the shield. Not like my 80, 81, 83, 84 Interstates at all. But something told me to be patient and now after 1,000 miles we are becoming as one. I am amazed how the ride has changed for the better, and the looks and comments I get on the road! In traffic, "hey what is that? A Harley? No it's a Honda. Really are you kidding, that's sweet. A new saddle definitely in the works even though I could probably get by ok with the stock one, but all you guys that put on the Corbin made me jealous.