Had an 03 Roadie from 03 to 07, then in 07 traded the Roadie for an 07 V Star 1300. Still got the 1300. I prefer the 1300 because its quicker, handles better and is smoother. Also love the water cooled engine. You have to work the 1300 because it loves high revs compared to the Roadie. If you put them side by side, their wheelbase & width are just about the same. They both run the same size front tire. On the rear the VStar is actually a bit wider.