Would agree it would be a great entry bike or long time ownership. It's a great bike in many ways.
The first thing I'd put on my list of changes would be a 44T rear sprocket (the oem is 46T). That change makes the V more of a 'road bike'. Essentially it changes the gearing in such a way that you can stay in a gear longer. The 'power band' of the motor can certainly handle this change. And it makes the ride less 'herky jerky'.
good luck with it.
I agree. My second purchase was the 43 Tooth sprocket to get rid of that "stump-puller" first gear.
Just to show you how much fun (and addictive) the farkles can be, I have owned my bike three weeks
and have done the following:
Seat Concepts seat installed ($200 including install).
Grip Puppies (single best mod I have done and only $8)
Speedy's Flatfoot kickstand mod ($50)
Speedy's Footpeg lowering kit ($50)
Speedy's Handlebar Riser ($50)
Back-Off XP Brake Light Modulator/flasher ($40)
Mirror extenders ($20)
43T Sunstar Rear Sprocket ($75 w/install)
Swingarm Spools ($12)
Harbor Freight Rear Stand ($40)
Various Tank Pads/Guards while trying to find the right one ($40)
Oil Change after 70 miles ($20)
Two different kinds of chain lube ($20)
Not to mention the purchase of Helmet, Gloves, Jacket, etc.. ($400+)
Holy crap, I really shouldn't have added all of that up!