I enjoyed riding most of the bikes. This was my first real long distance tour and most of the way, the Honda Gold Wing was my favorite. It felt the most comfortable and solid of the four. I felt utterly safe and confident on it. Next in line was the Kawasaki-it turned out to fit my body the best and, I felt that for a long touring ride, form should follow function. To me, that was the Voyager. It handled well, too, but I had some issues with the way it would get blown around when winds were high. I liked the Harley's character and feel on the road, and overall, it was a well-designed bike that was fun to ride. The Victory was a strong runner and definitely offered the best protection in inclement conditions, but when the rear passenger board almost took my foot off (for the third time) in a low speed u-turn, that was the last straw. I simply didn't want to ride it anymore. As for the Star...well, I liked the paint job. Its nervousness in corners just unnerved me, sapping my confidence, and made me really not want to spend much time on it.