With the best saddle in cruising, perhaps in motorcycling, the Intruder LC is a great place to sit for a day. The Classic's narrowed '98 saddle is a step backward from previous versions, except for short-legged riders. Taller riders might prefer the location of the Suzuki's floorboards, but they were too far forward for our six-foot-and-under testers. Both bikes are plenty smooth, but the Kawasaki is uncannily so at highway speeds. If you are going to spend all day on the highway, you'll want a windshield for either one; though the Vulcan deflects noticeably more wind without one than the Intruder. Suspension compliance is about even. Because it's slightly more roomy, passengers may favor the Suzuki.