Living the Stereotype
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Henderson County, NC
The top heaviness, compared to a cruiser, is most problematic when moving the bike backwards.
For most normal humans, the leg is pretty well stretched out on the Strom leaving precious little strength left to push back.
That being said the Strom is probably at least 100 lbs. lighter than your Aero.
I'll often get off the bike to move it around the garage or a tight parking lot.
Wind management can be OK with the stock shield, although many operators complain of buffeting, as I myself have.
Usually a Madstad adjustable windshield bracket and a taller windshield will solve most of this, it's still not as calm as a full-dress Harley or even most sport-touring bikes. But you can play with the Madstad while underway to adjust the height and angle to best suit you in a given situation.
My wife has a Harley which I usually ride without the windshield. I find the Strom to be much more comfortable all the way around than any cruiser I've been on except for the HD touring bikes I've ridden. However, it's much more fun on the twisty back roads and dirt roads than any cruiser cold be, in my opinion.
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