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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
For me the 750 was a far better bike, but it depends on what you want to do with it. I used mine mostly for high speed highway riding. It has way more power than the 900, is the most comfortable bike I've ever had, even edging out a Goldwing slightly. It easily does a GPS 75 mph with plenty in reserve. But. It is not without it's problems. I bought mine new, already new about it's quirks, and maintained it properly. Only issue I had up until 92,000 miles when the stator went, was bad cam chain tensioners. I would however be hesitant to buy a used one, because if it was owned by someone who did not know about it's problems, and did not maintain it properly, it could get expensive real fast.
I don't know much about the 900, other than most people say it is too slow for extended interstate travel. I do know the engine is a lot simpler, other than the EFI, and belt drive eliminates the spline issue.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike