Join Date: May 2010
Location: Medford, Ma-U.S.A.
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So I'm back for my update.....
Hello all the decision I made was the right one.
The new bike fits my frame 5'-8" better. Although I put the 1" lowering kit and my 09" Versys but still a little to tall.
My wife feels comfortable on the 2016 Vulcan S se and will now ride ....wow guys I don't believe it.
The Versys I did all the Mod's we have on the blog for the '09 from sprocket changes to installing by pass tubes on the intakes...etc.
Low and be hold the Vulcan is geared the same as I had on the Versys after my mod.
The Vulcan is directly in the middle of my 2 bikes I traded it in for '06 Suzuki GSK-R600 and the V. The turns are quick the lean angle is good (Thanks to the sport tires Kawi put on the Vulcan) not as much as the V and it has performance.
Wind buffeting; it is gone compared to what we experience on the V. The wind on the Gixer there was minimal. The power band can't compare to the Gixer but the grunting of the V's 650 and the Vulcan are pretty much the same.
The vibrations and reoccurring buzzing is gone also on the new bike.
The Kawi dealer is fitting me better with the marketed ERGO fit for the Vulcan this week end. I guess right now the only thing I see I might run into is Stowage space but other than that...I will miss this blog.
The Vulcan is like riding a lazy-Boy down the highway but if you need to get up and pole vault open the throttle....lol
Thank All You...!
Ralph DiFonzo II
Just outside of Boston Ma.