Hey everybody. Im new to this site, but i thought i would post my experience with a 2009 v star. I recentley took a trip with a buddy of mine to the smokey mountains, and highway 129 (dragons tail). I've got a 2009 v star tourer, and he has a HD fatboy. We traded bikes for a couple of hours to see how the others rode. The v star was more powerful, and had a much better smoother ride. The Harley is a very nice looking bike, but on a 400 mile a day ride Id much rather have the v star.