Actually, Indiana has two places named "Clay City". The other is near my neck of the woods, about 3 miles SSW of Santa Claus; down south of I-64 between Lincoln City and Santa Claus.
And you are so right that the 'Strom is perfect for Southern Indiana rides. If you haven't done it, try Indiana 66 along the Ohio River from Troy to Leavenworth and Indiana 62 from there to Corydon. It's narrow, hilly, twisty and pretty much very of cages. There's also a good restaurant in Leavenworth called "The Overlook". You'd think you were looking down on the Rhine.
But the 'Strom also does a nice job of keeping up with traffic when you need to. I was at the show in Atlanta over the weekend and had no problem moving right along side an FJR.
The 'Strom is my primary commuting tool and given the state of the roads here in the hinterland it's about perfect.