Just another suggestion for a bike, it has standard controls and the V-twin will be plenty capable of pulling the hills. I would also say that because it does have some weight to it, the Semi’s that pass won’t be blowing you off the road. The bike avg’s 51mpg and with an engine guard would allow for some highway pegs and they look nice with a windshield. Also has the reliability of a decades old design and most of the problems encountered are easy fixes ( squeaky front brake being the biggest ) . Take care and God bless. Jon D. There is also a very nice review on this site about the bike.