Hey KC...just curious here....The other day I walked into a bike shop here in SA and asked about the Sportster. First thing out of the guy's mouth is that its a chick bike and that I'm better off with a FXSTD. I mean I like them bikes also but the Sportster fits me more. I mean I look at the Sportster as the hot rod of the Harley line-up. Power to wieght ratio is better on the Sportster isn't it?