As for the confusion I was very convinced with the classic as both electra and classic are in my group of friends here hence I know what it feels like as I have done a solo riding on the both the machines for 100 km each.
I was very much happy on the classic as in city as well as on the highway. Even I don't ride fast I am happy ridding my machine in between 40 and 50. Well what a bull for this is the best speed for the bike to ride. As been said if you want to ride fast then I believe buying a cbr 250 at the same price as a classic.
As my friends bike have got good cousioning done on there said bikes so that made the ride more comfy. I am 5'7 weight is like 82.
Trust me classic is a better bet than electra.