Welcome to the Vulcan madness Rox. How long have you been riding? You sound like a wise lady to have started on a smaller bike to get some experience.
How many riders do you Dixie Divas have in the group rides?
Do you break into smaller groups of 3 or 4, or ride as one large group?
I`m interested in your opinion of three motorcycle models you have owned, especially the Suzuki C-50 as a ladies bike. About three years ago I pulled into a parking lot where a little gal with a brand new C-50 was practicing slow speed maneuvers. I parked about 75 feet away and when I opened door she was stopped, crossed up and falling over when she called for help. I ran over, straightened the front wheel and lifted the bike back vertical for her. I was looking for my first motorcycle at the time, so stopped to talk for a few minutes.
The problem seemed to be the seat was too high and wide for her small stature. She was in her mid 20`s about 5' -5' 2" tall and weighed maybe #110. She was a full time army reservist, worked out at the gym, looked fit and strong for her size, but IMO she was just not long enough in the inseam to twist the handlebars back straight and raise the bike while straddling it. She had dropped the bike earlier in the day in a similar incident, and had broken one of the signal stalks. As I recall she had taken the the beginners riding course required to be licenced here, but the ink on her mc endorsement was barely dry, and she only had the bike for a day or two at the time.
I did take a Volusia 800 (forerunner to the C-50), that was a few years old, for a test ride later but it had a rider backrest that pushed me too far forward to be comfortable. But I`m a big guy, almost 6' tall and about #290 at the time. I don`t recall my impression of it`s power, just that it seemed too small physically for me
. So I`m just curious about your your experience with, and opinion of the Suzi, comparing size, comfort, power, ease of handling, etc. with the Vulcan 750. There must be something that drew you to the VN, since you have bought TWO of them since the the Suzuki.