I read your recent ride report.
Sounds like a great time. Post some pics already
Some of the things that may have made your trip a little different are:
The weight & frame mounted fairing will make light work of the wind.
You'll still know it's there, but at 80mph it just kinda feels like you're in a porch swing. Lightly rocking back & forth.
The dual, air adjustable shocks make bumpy roads a lot less miserable after a long day in the saddle.
The cruise control is nice for your right hand and forearm, but also allows you to let go with either
of your hands to shift around and stretch your shoulders and back out.
Locking storage it nice; and my wife and I really like being able to lock our helmets (with intercoms
) in the top box when we stop.
After buying the ipod connector
the stereo with controls on the grip, is pretty nice to have when you're on a long, boring stretch of road.
I don't have long legs; so I have to be extra careful when parking. I parked my 900 in a downward sloping spot once and barely could get it out. I take my time on the Voyager to make sure that doesn't happen. Sometimes that means parking a little further out.
The KAMS (2012 & later)
does a good job of keeping the heat away from you; but it still is a little more of a PIA than the 900 to wait in stop & go traffic or heaven forbid, a train.
Myself & others have had heat issues with our stock VV. Synthetic oil, a 70/30 antifreeze mix and water wetter helped a lot.
More open pipes and a fuel controller to fix the EPA lean condition helps with heat and also makes it pull like a beast.