Time For a Bigger Bike?
Hey, guys! So, I've been riding my '03 Shadow 750 for a few years now, and having taken some longer trips on it, I've decided I'd like something a bit more comfortable on the highway. I love the Shadow, and will probably keep it for commuting to work and zipping around town. But for longer trips, I'd like to move to a bigger chassis and motor to help soak up the irregularities in the pavement and allow me to relax just a bit.
I'm looking at new bikes in the following families:
- Harley Fatboy/Fatboy S
- Harley Road King
- Indian Chief Darkhorse
- Indian Chief Classic
- Honda Stateline
- Honda Interstate
- Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 (there's a brand-new '12 at a dealership near me)
I'm trying to stay in the neighborhood of $200/mo on the loan payment, so probably MSRP should stay around $19k. I would like to get your opinions on anything that I may be over-looking and also any advice on what I should be looking for. This is my first new bike purchase, so I want to make sure I make the right choice.
I appreciate all of the advice and help you guys have given me over the last couple years!