Seems like the perfect reason to have more than one bike. I have the Venture and it's pretty lumbering and a good choice for a guy that likes comfort and has the ability to keep a 30 yr old bike going. It will still move out of a cars way on the double quick and handles freakishly well for a 900 lb antique. I guess it's just about choosing the right steed for the day/mood/destination. My split personality likes dirt, and touring. The Vmax part is actually a pretty small part of my riding. I'm all about getting away from all these people and heading out across the plains/hills. I picked up a 250 smoker and plated it, if I really need to get away from people fast it's the right choice.