The bike fit five-foot-seven Andy like a glove, but with my couple extra inches of inseam, I wanted the seat's kick-up moved rearward an inch or so. The seat was otherwise nicely shaped and presented nothing to complain about in the brief ride. Andy said it felt lower than the C's, but the spec numbers say it's the same 27.9 inches off the road. We both liked the riding position, too. Suspension compliance seems to have improved over even the VTX1800N, which has generally pleased all of us. Honda's specifications say the the F-model's fork travel, at 5.1 inches, is the same as previous VTX1800s, although we were told it has 10mm (about .4 inch) more stroke. Perhaps the fact that the rear shocks now mount on needle bearings rather than rubber bushings explains the smoother ride over small, sharp edges.