Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
I've never ridden a 650 but I got back into biking after 20 years on an 1100 and I found it very easy to get used to. I went with the 1100 because I knew I'd be taking a passenger often and wanted the extra power. It's easy to maneuver around town and has enough power to carry two at highway speeds. Overall, a great inexpensive bike for commuting, taking short highway trips, etc. I was running with some Harleys last summer and had no trouble keeping up, even cruising as fast as 95mph for a few miles (solo). I'm considering upgrading to a Roadstar at some point as we'd like to take some longer highway cruises and the Roadie would handle that better. Not that the 1100 isn't capable, I'd just like something a little bigger for longer trips. Wish I could get both, because I love my 1100 but the budget and storage limits the number of toys I can have.
2007 Vulcan Nomad
2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
All stock except for:
Switchblade Quick Release Windshield
Ugly but somewhat functional saddlebags