For me, I was always drawn to the nastalgic look. The Heritage Classic was out of reach for me at 5'3". I rode a Sporty until Lake Ozark Harley Davidson suggested a Deluxe based on the bikes I was drawn to on the floor. They had one in the back and I was hooked. My husband even found one that had been lowered. It fits me perfectly and has the look I wanted. What about you? Why the Deluxe?