Need Helping Choosing My First V-Star!
After my Yamaha Virago XV1000 died last month after 17 years of ownership I've decided to go the V-Star route. There are a lot of these models for sale used in my area so I would appreciate some help with which one to get. Right now I'm looking at two bikes, one is a Classic 1100 the other is a Custom 1100. I know the Custom has a taller front tire with spoked wheels vs. the fatter, shorter front tire with mag wheel on the Classic. Also the Classic has bigger fenders and floorboards with a heel-toe shifter. Are the handlebars also different?
I've never ridden a bike with floorboards or a heel-toe shifter before. Is this something that's easy to get used to and more comfortable in the long run? Any idea which handlebars would be more comfortable coming from the "buckhorn" style bars of my Virago assuming their different? Seems like the Classic model is more popular as I see a lot more of those for sale.
Both bikes have some of the same extras: saddlebags, light bar in front, and backrest. The Custom has engine guards and comes with a scissor lift; the Classic already has an oil filter relocator kit installed and aftermarket pipes with carb jetting (also includes the original exhaust).
Any other tips or advice would be great, thanks!