I'm shopping around to trade my ZX12R in for a cruiser. the ZX12R is a marvel of engineering. That said, I have no use for it. IT's too goddam fast, rides with friends have me stuttering along while they struggle to keep up. Riding by myself is great, but the bike's comfort zones are all above the speed limits. I plan on doing more riding this year with my girl. She hates the back of a sportbike. The 12R is so twitchy that I don't feel to confident with a passenger. She finds it's better to ride with a sissybar, and she is the same size as I am, so when we ride together on a sport bike, her head is like above mine. It's ridiculous. When I brake we almost endo. So we do two-up on the Scooter. Which is ok, but It's not great for my balls (I have to sit up on the wierd scooter hump). I've been looking at a few cruisers lately. I've found the following: 2006 Boulevard M50 2005 VStar 650 That's about all I've ridden. I had also looked at the Warrior, but it's right back to where I was "Too much goddam bike". I wanna ride an easy, smaller bike. Plus, the airbox and wiring box knocks against my knees. I also looked at the VTX1300, which is also too large to handle with a passenger hour after hour. So these things are too large to provide the riding that I am looking for. The M50 is close to what I am looking for, but it's really ... Bulky. The 650 Vstar was pretty nice too. I'm also looking at the Royal Enfield 500cc. The other bikes (except the Warrior) also have shaft drive, which I'm not a fan of. $6000 or less is my price range. Any ideas ?