Recommendations on the next bike ? yamaha 1100?
or vulcan 900? or vtx 1300.
I don't want them now but i am planning the next step someday
wanted to see what you guys/gals thought
The "next step" ?? I was unaware there was supposed to be some kind of progression in bike ownership.
The only reason to trade in your Vulcan is if there is something you need it to do that it is unable to give you now.
First off if you only are considering cruiser style bikes, you should know that the VN 750 is still one of the quickest V twins on the road. It is faster than the 900 and even some bikes with close to twice the displacement....thus you will find youself disapointed making a move solely for this unless you plan on moving to a sport bike or ST.
I dislike seeing the phrase "upgrade" or folks that say "move up" because it somehow conveys the idea the bike you have now is no good and other bikes are better
......which is very subjective.
The Vulcan 750 has alot going for it over many bikes out there, but like all bikes has its own shortcommings...many of which are personal prefferences as opposed to design limits.
For example, if you commute daily to work in an uban area, a Goldwing would just be too much bike to deal with weaving through city traffic and searching out spots in parking lots. But as an open road 2 up tourer it has few equals.
What you need to do is write down the qualities you want
from a motorcycle and then search from there.
In my case my criteria included :
More space and comfort for my passenger
Usefull hard luggage
Good rider protection
and buttloads of power.
After almost 2 years looking and studying the available models I ended up choosing a 2006 Yamaha FJR 1300. It did everything on my list well above any other bike at the time.
But you need to make your own list, and not look at bikes as one being "better" than another, they are all different and each have their own features (and flaws) ....so it really ends up being a test to find one that matches your needs...not someone elses.
The kid next door has a 250 ninja, he uses it to go to school , go to work and travel to his freinds in the city. It is a very nimble bike, gets him great gas mileage and the insurance is affordable for him. It is for him the perfect bike. It is what he needs. It is not better than your bike nor is it worse.
So spend some time thinking what you want your bike to do and do not get caught up in the idea bigger is better.