I am thinking about a Vulcan 500. I currently have a GZ250, and I really really love this bike but, it is a little short in the power department. I don't need or want lots and lots of power but, a friend from this group "Shannie" just got a V500 and she loves it. What will be hard for me to give up is the classic cruiser style. Can you put the bigger front fender on one of these and kind of "dress" it up a little or would that look dumb. I know looks aren't important but, if I can get best of both that would be nice. I saw the Vulcan 800 classic and that would be the look I would love, my problem is I had bought a ACE before I knew how to ride and then when I got my license, I just couldn't handle that much bike. I threw me off more than once. I can't bounce like I used to and I am more than a little gun shy. I think the rake angle and not being used to handling a bike like that at low speed played a part. If anyone has any thoughts on the 800 classic, it would be great to hear that too.
Not going to sell my thumper until at least fall, as I still feel there is much she needs to teach me and I have to learn, but, I can't believe it, I am starting to think about something a smidge bigger.
Any thoughts from my fellow biker friends would be much appreciated.