Last year, a few of us from central California went on a 2000 mile, week-long trip to the Grand Canyon. I rode a Kawi Vulcan 900 at the time, and it did great - no problems whatsoever and handled everything just fine. The bike sizes ranged from V-Star 650s (two of them), a Honda Shadow 750, my 900, I think a 1700 and a 1900 Strat... we all had a blast. As long as the bike is well maintained, that 950 will do great. The only thing I would've wanted was an extra gear on the 900 for the higher highway speeds - it felt a little buzzy... I don't know if the 950 is similar in that regard, but with the 1300 I have now, it does 80+ like butter - though when riding in a group, a more tame speed should be adhered to anyway, IMO.
Last edited by casilver; 03-01-2010 at 05:32 PM.