Best mid-cruiser vulcan vs. phantom????
(if i am posting this question in the wrong section, i apologize) Vulcans are cool bikes and want to learn more and leaning towards 900, but would like your feedback.
HEY Guys, NEED YOUR INPUT AND HELP!
hope all is well and pretty soon happy and healthy new year to all.
If you have aprevious link, please reply if discussion hasnt been talked about. I have did the research and currently and briefly messed around with a 250ninja and want to up grade to mid cruiser 750-1000cc bike. I prefer water cooled vs. air, shaft, belt vs. chain, and emphasis on high mpg and low maintence and some style. The basic four that everyone recommends and have talked about are 883iron HD, 750 honda phantom, yami star 950 and 900 Kawi Vulcan. Dont need ample power but dont want it to struggle when it hits 75pmg and feels like flattening out, that being said i dont need something that is a monster, i prob. wont do more than 90 on it.
I have narrowed it down to the kawi and honda...unless can be convinced other wise. I heard the suspension and read that its not firm at high speeds and rear braking is bad on the phantom and least power. And the vulcan, by a personal testimonial, said it was the best hand down, and the belt drive (which I am not that big on) can last up to 80k w/o maintence! but mpg are ok but i have even on this cool forum that the gear ratio is off and it revs at 5th and vibrates. And the vulcan may need a gear ratio kit to eliminate that......
Any advice/comments would be appreciated. Andany article or personal testimonies would be awesome, want to take advantage of next month sales for 12's vs. 13's, now is the time. tks.