When deciding on my next bike, I carefully measured the priorities of comfort, reliability, and aesthetics. Price was also a bonus as I was paying cash. (never buy a motorcycle on credit, finance if you get a great rate, but cash is always king!)
I drive back and forth from Dallas and Austin, TX at least twice a month so I wanted something that could handle the 200 miles of highway riding easily and with confidence. Rozy, while great in the city, would feel cramped and small on long stretches of highway, in addition to succumbing to road winds from larger vehicles when passing by. Battle Cat is nearly 200lbs heavier with a 1900cc engine which doesn't get pushed around easily and can cut through traffic and wind turbulence with a slight flick of the wrist. Fourth and fifth gear seem to purr between speeds 70 to 100+ mph in fractions of a second. I now average about 1100 miles per month at 40+ mpg!