I'm curious. 2001 kawasaki Vulcan VS 2003 Honda Shadow?

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I'm curious. 2001 kawasaki Vulcan VS 2003 Honda Shadow?

#1 Unread post by RiasSyn »

Hello.
So it'll be my first bike. I've ridden a Honda moped a bunch in the past hahah.. I'm a woman. 5'8 about 130 lbs. I'm real strong for my size honestly. I can handle a lot so don't understandestimate me. I just really need unbiased opinions and experiences.

So a 2003 Honda Shadow 15000 miles 1100cc.
2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 12000 miles 800cc.
& Just saw another one I'm interested in as well.
2007 Honda Shadow 2600 miles 600cc.

Would appreciate any feedback. :laughing:

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Re: I'm curious. 2001 kawasaki Vulcan VS 2003 Honda Shadow?

#2 Unread post by JackoftheGreen »

Hi!

So funny story, my wife and I owned that exact pair of motorcycles, a 2001 Vulcan 800 and a 2003 Shadow 750. They were both very competent and comfortable bikes, and either would make a great choice.

The Shadow 1100 is going to have a bit more power than the Vulcan 800, which is a plus as both of our bikes were a little underpowered for all-day riding on the freeway. The Shadow 600 will be very tame, plenty of power for a beginner but chances are you'll want to step up to something larger after your first few months.

Lastly, have you taken a beginners riding class or considered it?

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#3 Unread post by jems6312 »

This works really well for us

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#4 Unread post by SamEdward »

Seemingly, interesting experience you have like being a female rider, its bit difficult to handle.

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#5 Unread post by alijen »

The Shadow 600 will be very tame, plenty of power for a beginner but chances are you'll want to step up to something larger after your first few months.

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#6 Unread post by emmawatson »

That's not bad

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#7 Unread post by lauryfriese932 »

Great topic.

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