perhaps many or even most, but not everybody. When I bought my FXR (second owner) my plan was to ride it a year or two as a gateway back into motorcycles, then “upgrade” to a Road King. Never happened because I like the FXR so much. I even traded bikes with another guy—on a Road King—for a day while on a 2300 mile trip, and it only convinced me even further that I’d rather be on the FXR, even on a long trip. The Road King definitely felt bigger, but not better. I’ve had my FXR for going on 18 years and it still completely pleases me.Well guess what after riding a couch for a year the fxr is too small. Ride that 1200 for a couple years and you will buy something a little bigger. Everybody does.lol
it’s all what you want to ride. When people say “that’s too small for a long trip”, make that decision for yourself.