I just purchased a new 2012 V Star 1300 about three weeks ago. I was riding a 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500. I miss the "bulk" of the bike but enjoy the balance of the V Star. I need to sell the kawi to start re-buying all the extras I put on it on the V Star. I love new projects but the wife does not. I will be posting later about the "stealth batwing". Have a great day and keep the shiny side up!