Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northeast Oregon State
Speaking as a totally unbiased 900LT owner, I'd say the 900 is a perfect starter bike. Many have found that it's not just a starter bike, but a stay-with bike, as well.
If, when I retire in a few years, and if I decide to do some month-long road tours, I may upsize, but for now, the 900 suits me fine. I'm going into my third summer with mine. I logged 8500 miles last year, with no regrets.
The 900 is value priced, durable, reliable, relatively inexpensive to own and maintain, and very pleasing to my eye.
2007 VN900LT, red/titanium
OEM highway bars and luggage rack
OEM WS lowers
4.5 inch pull back risers
Kuryakin highway pegs
Stebel air horn
Utopia driver backrest on OEM seat
OEM gel seat for about town, and hauling grandkids
Jardine light bar
K&N air filter
Brakeaway cruise control