Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Remove air filter screen: notice slightly improved acceleration.
I used to ride a 650r, and I like the bike's combination of sporty acceleration (no match for a race bred ninja 600) and around town friendliness, and comfort (riding solo).
I got the vulcan for the gf to ride with me (she hated riding on the 650, always slid forward on the sloped seat), and while it's nimble for a bigger bike, and I'm happy with it in that regard, acceleration leaves a bit to be desired after being spoiled by the 650r. I know it's a 'cruiser', but why can't it be a little bit of a 'bruiser' as well?