I am trying to decide on my first bike and after month's of research I decided on EN 500 but it just occurred to me I never looked at VN 750. As stated, this would be my first bike BUT I am also 6'5" tall.
Purpose: mainly, daily 40 mile commute on motorway, occasional trips.
Things that matter to me:
- fit (I am quite tall)
- mpg (It looks like VN 750 manages 60 imperial mpg which is almost as good as EN 500)
- boots for overtaking and ability to long-time cruise at +80mph
So, what do you think?
hello Lockheed and welcome to the Madness!
OK, down to business. I own the VN750 and my wife owns the EN500 Vulcan.
so I can tell you about both.
first thing I will say to you is this, go find one of each bike and sit on each one! like you said, 'fit (I am quite tall)', for that reason alone you may like the VN750 a little bit better.
now for the rest of it? first are you talking about the EN500 from '90-'96 or or you talking about the newer (LTD) '96-'09 models of the EN500's?
the mpg on the VN750 is around the 45-50 range, on the EN500 its around the 50-55 range.
as for 'boots for overtaking and ability to long-time cruise at +80mph'? trust me both will kick ass! been there done that! remember that the EN500 is a SIX SPEED!
so you really can't go wrong with either bike! you just need to see which one "fits" you better. I would say it you'd like the VN750 a little bit more in size, only because it is a little bit bigger and you would have a little bit more leg room. that is just my 2 cents, for what it's worth.