The best big cruiser I've ever owned!
Nothing has gone wrong with this excellent bike.
Rider experience: I'm 54 years old and have owned over 50 motorcycles. In the 70's I began with Yamaha RD350's, Kawaski 900's, Ninja 900's, Kawi turbos & have lots of drag racing experience with several bikes.
I bought this Road Star off the showroom floor last year after test driving several Harleys. Instead of buying a used Harley for $10k, I bought this brand new 2012 RoadStar for less than $10k.
I almost immediately added a fairing by National Cycle, which greatly increased riding enjoyment. Without the fairing the wind is a total upper body workout all the time.
I then added 6" dog-legged 1" pull back handlebar extenders, which corrected the riding position for my 5'11" 220 lb. frame. I have "ape arms" to begin with, but these pulled back the stock bars into a near perfect position for me.
I also added Dunlop Elite 3 tires once the stock Bridgestones wore down to 25% after the first 8500 miles. I'm expecting 15-20k out of the Dunlops.
I'm almost ready to purchase saddle bags, but still cannot decide which ones I want. I'm torn between leather, plastic etc.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2014