I’ve really been thinking about it. Two wheels over four. It’s justified by gas savings but really it’s about fun.
If you remember, I solicited scooter advice a couple months ago - I went looking early this week and ended up at the motorcycle end of the showroom.
It’s $450 more for the Kawasaki but it’s a significantly bigger engine (I’m 350 lbs). More in front of my brain, though, is the Kawasaki name, the known reliablity compared to the relatively unknown Hyosung. Hyosung is up-and-coming but Kawasaki is a very well known quantity. The reviews I read for the Vulcan are very shining - say it’s a good starter bike.
I know the a common thing is to buy a beater for a first but I’m hesitant to buy potential problems. Searching Craig’s list suggests that anything made in the last decade only saves $1000 to $2000 off new. I guess getting the new one with warranty all looks attractive to saving $1000 or going to a 25 year old model and risking a bunch of unknown wear-and-tear issues.
What think you?