I've been doing some reading and looking, at the V2K. I'm wondering, given its very long wheelbase, how does it handle in tight twisty curves? Where we live, that's about all there is to ride unless we get on the slab, which we prefer to avoid like the plague. I'd just like to read a few comments on the 2000 Vulcan regarding handling, gas mileage, comfort, power, etc. Other considerations include slow speed handling and does it "lose" its weight when you let out the clutch and start rolling? What I want to avoid is a huge monster of a bike that's a fistful in a parking lot or going around corners and curves. I'm used to my GL1800 Gold Wing, so that's all I've got to compare it to. And I do realize that the Vulcan is not a Wing, but then I don't expect it to be. I'd almost consider getting one over the 1700 Nomad if it fits my requirements for what I need in a motorcycle. I'm mostly interested in the Classic LT set up for touring. Thanx in advance for you responses.