No really big changes.
Ofcourse the addition of 50cc's. The 700 was the only year to have the factory painted black engine (black wheels were on the '85 & '86)
There were some other changes through the years.
Here's a list of some of those changes .....
When I was shopping for my Vulcan 750, I noticed that most of the time when a used one was up for sale, the owner was getting rid of if for a reason like:
a) they were moving "up" to a "bigger, nicer" bike (ha!);
b) health problems;
c) having a baby, and had decided to get out of the motorcycle world;
d) no longer "have time" to ride.
Generally speaking, I've never seen a lot of these bikes up for sale on the used market.
This bike was produced for over 20 years with only minor changes during its production run. A run in the bike world like that is not easy to find, and should be a clue to you that this bike has a design that just works. Also, even those here who've had a problem like a stator issue are still fiercely loyal 750 owners.
When you compare the features/perks that this bike has (e.g., shaft drive, centerstand, tach, fuel gauge, tubeless tires, self-adjusting lifters, etc) and its handling and performance versus ANY of its competitors ("big" bikes, or not), you'll discover that this is one of the most overlooked finds in the bike world--and not just the cruiser market. They just don't make "fully featured" cruisers like this anymore!
You'd be well served to read the portion of the "Vulcan Verses" that explains what to look for in a used 750, then take your time and shop for a bike that's obviously been well cared for, and is at a fair price.
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