I have a '98 Shadow 1100 - thought it was pretty comfortable -knees bother me after about 6 hours for some reason, hips pretty sore at days end too, but it all goes away by the next day - so back to back day long rides no problem on the Shadow.
THEN - rented a wee in NZ -- not sure how my knees would hold up bent so much - turns out the riding position of the wee was infinitely better and more comfortable than the cruiser. Except for adjusting to the switches, the wee was the easiest bike to ride that I have ever been on. Rented full dress HD's, Goldwings, BMW 1150GS, all good, but he wee, was like an old shoe.
I have a Big Vee and the Shadow now - poor Shadow get's neglected -too many good features (handling, braking, acceleration, comfort, ability to stand, and move around easily) that make the Vee much more enjoyable to ride.
05 DL-1000 - A farkling project in the making....
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