Fairly New Rider, Bigger Bikes!
I am a fairly new rider, having gotten my endorsement in May 2017 (at the ripe young age of 59!), my skills keep improving, and the miles are ticking by!
I started out with a 2001 V-Star 650 which I rode for about 9 months before realizing I wanted something bigger. I wanted to be more comfortable at highway speeds and do some longer distance touring.
In October 2017 I got a 2015 950 Tourer, which has been a reliable, comfortable steed. When it arrived, the odometer read about 700 miles! I quickly remedied that as I am doing tours of increasingly longer distances.
My brother and I went to Moab from Colorado in June 2018 and I did a solo tour to Santa Fe that September. In July 2019 we went from Colorado up to Yellowstone! My brother now rides an Indian Chieftain, and it was on that long trip that I started wishing for more power.
I have been reading a lot of positive things about the Roadliner and Stratoliner and hope to find one in good condition in the next year. I will have to stop with that bike as it's the biggest Star in the galaxy! I would appreciate any comments, pro and con, that current riders of these bikes could share.