New Vulcan owner here. Recently purchased a 1996 Vulcan 1500 Classic -- biggest bike I've ever owned -- after moving to San Diego, CA in the US. The idea was that it should work well on the Californian highways both in cruising and improving traffic flow. I've lived around the world and previous bikes include a 1980 Kawasaki Z750 "Katherine", 1988 Suzuki Intruder 750 "Susie" and a 1984 Suzuki Katana 750 (with pop-up headlight!) "Silver Numbat". They all get names since I get to know them so well; meaning, plenty of repairs have been done over the years.