New Star Venture rider, old V-Star rider
Greetings everyone. Just got a new Star Venture TC. Wow, what a ride! Long time 2003 V-Star 1100 Classic rider, but never "found" this forum somehow. My loss, for sure. Wife and I had talked about moving from cruiser to a touring bike for the past few years and were certain it would be a GW. Rode the 2018 GW DCT and 2018 SVTC at my dealer and it was an easy choice. The Honda was one smooth and well engineered machine....but I didn't feel like I was riding a motorcycle. Some weird electric scooter feel to it (albeit a very quick scooter). Loved the sound and feel of the Yamaha V-twin. Plus, wife thought the SVTC was much roomier and comfortable - and if she's not happy, no one is happy! Almost one month in and we're still learning about the SVTC and all it's capabilities and extras. Love it! Happy to be here as well.