As the saying goes, "nostalgia is a thing of the past". Having re-acquainted myself with the joys of riding after a 35 year hiatus, and logged 1600 miles since the end of Sept on the VN 750, I've just started looking at the Triumph America. I was always a fan of the Brit bikes in the 60's & early 70's, and since the Beezers, Nortons, and Royal Enfields are gone, and I understand that the "new" Triumphs are a lot more dependable than what was experienced 'back in the day'. Has anyone in here had any experience with the '02 - '06 Triumph America? (not looking at anything newer because of: a. price b. don't like the look of the new tank). I have the specs on both, and know the shaft v. chain and spoked (tubed) v. cast wheels comments. Since I haven't had a chance to test drive the TA, has anyone in here ridden one for any length of time, and if so, how do they compare in handling to the VN 750? Thank you in advance.