Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Welcome to the forums. I also wish I had the time to take a tour like that. I agree that both are great bikes.
I have an 1100 which is great for running around town and cruising backroads. It can hold its own on the highway too but if I was doing any amount of touring I'd step up to a Road Star, especially if packing for a road trip. With me and my wife the 1100 will cruise at 75 but it's working a little harder than I prefer and the longer legs of the Roadie would make for a much more comfortable ride. Plus you'll have some in reserve for hills and passing.
Just my .02.
2007 Vulcan Nomad
2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
All stock except for:
Switchblade Quick Release Windshield
Ugly but somewhat functional saddlebags