One thing about the clutch is the friction zone is rather narrow and near the release point on the clutch lever. I keep forgeting about this. And keep stalling and doing that embarassing what way is it going to fall over paniced leg spread.
As for the cruiser fad, I doubt it. I constantly hear people asking me why I didn't buy a Harley. Thats all there is around here. A few Goldwings and a handful of crotch rockets. It gets kinda dull looking at other bikes. Oh look, a Harley. And another. And another.