Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
If you're used to a 1500, you might find the 1100 a little lacking at highway speeds. It will cruise comfortably at 120km/h, but probably not as smoothly as the bigger bikes. Mine works good for solo riding, and I've grown used to how it works at speed (it's not a long stroke engine and revs higher than I expected). But with my wife on back (combined weight about 375lbs), it would be nice to have just a little more. We'd like to do a little touring and adding luggage to the mix would definitely stress its limits on the highway. I can't speak for the 1300 as I've never ridden one, but those extra couple of hundred ccs and the liquid cooling should make a significant difference.
2007 Vulcan Nomad
2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
All stock except for:
Switchblade Quick Release Windshield
Ugly but somewhat functional saddlebags