Howdy from Marion Illinois. I'm probably going to order my 2012 (White) 650 Executive this week or next. I still need to take a trip on my 1100 VStar Classic before I trade it in. I will miss that bike but I'm really looking forward to getting something more stylish and easy to use and comfortable. I expect that the auto trans will make it easier for me to take off from a dead stop with my wife on board than a clutch does. Also, I ride to Ashevill, NC each Memorial Weekend and while on the trip I ride The Dragon. Will this Burgman really handle that kind of trip at highway speeds? Also, is the under seat storage really big enough for 2 full face helmets? That seems like a lot!