I have been looking at both the Electra and a Bonnie. Love the classic looks of both bikes. Some of what I have read on-line suggests that the Electra may require more tinkering than most other bikes. I am not very mechanically inclined and I am concerned that the Electra may require more maintenance than I can provide and will therefor be spending a lot of time (and money) in the shop. Can current Electra owners let me know what I can expect? I am also tall (6'3") and 270 lbs. Are there any other large riders out there that can let me know how the Electra rides? Sold my last bike (Honda CB450) in 1980 and have recently gotten the itch for another bike. The Electra looks like a great choice for an old rider like me but I am concerned about the maintenance.PJB
Be rash, impulsive, and extravagant.. Buy both.
IFor some people this is a great thing, classic styling without the "trouble" of an old bike (Kawasaki did it better with the W650 though).