Thinking about moving to a lighter bike now that it seems my wife will not be riding with me any more due to her back problems. I love my Goldwing, and not sure I am really willing to give up on all the goodies that the GW has gotten me used to, such as cruise control, the built in navigation system, great wind protection, and that powerful 6 cylinder engine, but I have thinking of reasonable alternatives. One of the bikes that looks most promising is the Honda CB1100EX. Decades ago I was a big fan of the Nighthawk 750 as a "Do everything" bike, and this 1100 seems like it would be an updated version of that bike, and have a bit more power as well. I did have a chance to ride one quite awhile ago, but it was on a day when I also rode five or six other models and I find my memory of that specific bike is a bit vague, mixing in with the other bikes I tried as well. At 540 pounds it is certainly not a real lightweight, but I think compared to the GW it would feel like a feather. I would likely try to find a way to add some hard luggage, a small windscreen, and at least a throttle lock since it has no cruise control. I was wondering if any here on the Goldwing forum are familiar with this bike and might have some advice or comments about it. Being only 5'7", the 31 inch seat height on this bike is about the limit of how high I would be willing to go in that area.