Upgrade lustin' ... VTX1300R
Okay, I suppose you all warned me (well, general warnings posted here) about how your first bike won't be your permanent bike, etc. etc. I still nevertheless dumped coin into my 6 yr old Aero 750 with paint and accessories, and although I'm not necessarily sorry I did it, I now have bigger bike lust. Lots.
Rode a 2007 VTX1300 over the weekend. The R (retro) has some of the same features I love about my Aero (big fenders, long low slung retro looks). There must be a surplus of NOS because several dealers in the region are blowing out NEW 2007 VTX1300's at $6499 and I'm thinking I can't avoid pulling the trigger.
There's even a dealer up in SW Kansas who has a couple of 2009's at $6999. What's wrong with this picture? Why are these bikes still around and so cheap?
I was amazed how it didn't feel heavier and more unweildy than the 750 ... I am sure it will be heavier if I drop it (by about 150 lbs, if my math is right) but in terms of just uprighting the bike and taking off, and then cornering or even slow figure eights in the parking lot, I was duly impressed.
Thoughts, observations, brickbats? Special VTX1300 pros and cons?
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Old dogs, and children, and Watermelon Wine
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