I'm riding home from work today and I get off the freeway and pass the harley stealership like always and there is a big semi truck and signs for free demo rides so I figure why not? I first rode a dyna wide glide.... did not like it at all. It was small I mean it felt tiny and had no pick up at all. There was nothing memorable I could say about it at all. Next a V-rod nightrod and wow that thing was TINY it sounded more like a buel than the harleys I'm used to hearing. It had a little power but an SV650 would stomp it. I felt cramped and it felt a slight bit top heavy. I really expected more because when that bike debuted I thought it was awesome. It did however have the most power out of the 3 bikes I rode. Lastly I rode a crossbones? not sure the exact model but thats what they called it. It was a hard tail with a springer front end. I was very impressed with this little bike. It was very comfortable in the city and you didnt feel pot holes or train tracks. It was kinda uncomfortable on the highway because you really sit way up on top with nothing blocking any wind at all. I could see your lower back getting very sore from a moderately short highway trip. The one thing I can say positive about all of the harleys I rode today is that they were very smooth shifting. I was power shifting with no clutch on all three bikes from 2nd gear through sixth with no problems. Harley makes a nice transmission. I was also surprised with how quiet the stock pipes were. I guess every harley rider I see on the street has either gutted or aftermarket pipes. I was never so happy to get back on the big ole blue meanie after those harleys. Sometimes it takes a trip in the wilderness to realize how good you have it at home.