burb, i was riding a honda shadow 750 classic before this. i loved the bike, but all my friends have big bikes and i felt i was always struggling to keep up, didn't really like riding on the highway, and was always looking for that extra gear. the difference with my 1600 is incredible. smooth, fast, and lots of power in all ranges. i recommend the bigger bike, especially if your going to be riding with friends with bigger bikes.
gas- around 38mpg. i really don't watch it.
1500 is 55% bigger then your 900. that should be enough to make you happy.
Last edited by triplmmm; 04-18-2012 at 03:53 PM.