Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Wow. Talk about synchronicity! I own quite a few bikes (nature of my business), but my two "main" bikes (i.e. they live in my garage and are ridden regularly, versus my other 'vintage' bikes that live at my shop and get ridden occasionally) are an '07 1300 Tourer and a '96 Sportster 1200 (heavily chopped & bobbed). So we appear to have a bit in common!
My take: you'll love adding the 1300 to your stable as a contrast to the XL. It's a VERY different ride from the sportie, and I mean that in a good way. I'm a big fan of mine and think it hits a great sweet spot: Yes, it's a fairly large heavy 'touring' bike; but not nearly so unwieldy as a goldwing, big harley, etc. while still being comfortable to ride in 'touring' mode. I find myself very happy with the choice between a (relatively) light, nimble sportie that still has tons of torque and kick-you-in-the-butt go, and a bigger heavier touring bike that's got scads of power but still comfortable on long rides without making me afraid of its 'heft' at every moment.
In any case, enjoy, share what you find with us here, and welcome to the star bikes community!
2007 V-Star 1300