Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia
1st off, their is no such thing as too much power. There is such a thing as not enough respect for a lot of power. What kind of 1700 are you looking at. A classic, nomad, voyager, vaquero? make a difference on price. I got my V2K earlier this year and yes it is big and yes it is powerful but its not riding a tank with a rocket strapped to its back. I have not had any problems out of mine but it only has 5400 miles. I am right at 6 foot and have plenty of room on it. I would not image 3 more inches would make much difference. I have not rode a 1700 so I can't tell you much about that.
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 (First Bike)
2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic (First Big Bike)
2007 Vulcan 1600 Meanstreak (Love Affair)
1999 Yamaha 1100 V-Star Custom (Right Price at the Time)
2008 V2K Classic (Favorite Vulcan)
2014 HD Ultra Limited (Bells and Whistles)
Who would have thought I would grow up to become "Spatially Educated" and play Connect-the-Dots for a living.