While I've never ridden a 1100, I have a 1300 and feel it's the best bike I've ever owned. I chose the 1300 over a 1100 because 1. fuel injected. 2. liquid cooled 3. looks. I like the 2 into 1 exhaust and I like the gauges on the handle bars apposed to being on the tank. I bought my bike in the spring of this year and am very happy with it, and would do it again in a heartbeat.
2009 V Star 1300, with 11,000 miles. Solo bike with a Med shield and Cobra slip on exhaust.