no prob's with the XX, with the motor having a balancer shaft it gives very little vibration, this even means Honda have done away with rubber engine mounts. giving a more rigid chassis.
I split lanes everyday, it not as agile as a shorter bike (R1) but I have no worries, our roads are a bit tighter than those found in the states I think?
The seat, it's comfy, I normally need to get off every 1&1/2 hours to let my legs get some circulation, if I'm on a long trip.
I'm a bit of a blouse when it comes to pain and I'm not normally in a hurry (also need a smoke by that time as well).
I would suggest going to a few dealers and sitting on their machines, and select the one that fits you best. being comfortable is (I think) quite important.
being a Honda sort of speaks for it's self. the only real problem I've had is a fried regulator (& fried battery due to this). The bike's done about 40,000 kms. changed the oil & filter a few times, tyres and a new chain.
He who dies with the most toys "wins"
[This message has been edited by Ross (edited September 14, 2000).]