Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom
First, you did good getting the Savage to learn on. It will give you the general feel of a cruiser without the weight and the 650cc is a nice engine. I rode several years on a 650.
I'd agree with Classtom, get the bike you really want, or you'll never be completely happy with what you have. The hardest part for you is just figuring out what you really want.
As far as the 1500 being too big for local riding, once you become familiar with it, it'll be just fine around town. Size becomes almost irrelevant once you're truly comfortable with your bike.
One note: I'm more than happy with my 900 and feel it's the perfect all-around cruiser. Very nimble around town and quite competent on the open road. I love it.
Now you have to do the hard part. : )
Keep the Shiny Side Up!
'09 900 Custom SE on the Darkside
"Not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien