2010 Yahama 950 V-Star
I also have a 2002 Buell Blast which was my starter bike. It was a great bike to begin on, well balanced, 500cc, more than enough power. But a planned expedition to attend the Women on Wheels Ride-In in Stratton Vermont this year pushed me towards getting a bigger bike. After a lot of shopping, including about 6 hours spent in the dealer's the day I bought my Yamaha, I settled on the 950 V-Star and I love it!! It's so smooth and very comfortable. I ride every weekend for about 6-8 hours each day and never get saddle sore. It's also a beautiful bike and I get a lot of compliments on it. Quite a bit bigger than my Buell, it was intimidating at first, and I wouldn't even ride it home, but a week later, I went out for my first ride and rode about 120 miles, it was so easy to ride. I got it the beginning of April, 2010, and now, the end of July, I have more than 5,000 miles on it. Money well spent!