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I currently have a Virago 1100, and i'm looking for something bigger, I Found a deal on a 1500 Vulcan, but also on a 1100 vstar, both bikes look like a good upgrade, however i can't justify the vulcan being so big, so, my question is, what's the use on a huge ass engine with not that much HP?

Don't get me wrong, I love cruiser, I'm just New, thank you!
 

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Torque. Judging from the published specs for the two bikes, I'd say the 1500 Vulcan will give you a bigger kick in the butt when you twist the throttle. Comparing the ratio of max torque to bike weight, the Vulcan has 21% more.

This is all just figures on paper. See if you can arrange for a ride on them to compare.
 

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Maybe the better question for you is this: what do you hope to accomplish with "bigger"? low RPM torque and feel is something a lot of people like...but is it right for everything and every situation? No. What is your 1100 not doing for you?

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Maybe the better question for you is this: what do you hope to accomplish with "bigger"? low RPM torque and feel is something a lot of people like...but is it right for everything and every situation? No. What is your 1100 not doing for you?

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I want something that goes faster, something with better torque, I want to feel like I'm on an Harley with my student budget
 

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Torque. Judging from the published specs for the two bikes, I'd say the 1500 Vulcan will give you a bigger kick in the butt when you twist the throttle. Comparing the ratio of max torque to bike weight, the Vulcan has 21% more.

This is all just figures on paper. See if you can arrange for a ride on them to compare.
Okok, thank you!
 

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I want something that goes faster, something with better torque, I want to feel like I'm on an Harley with my student budget
Then the bigger motor is what you're after. You can pick up Harleys pretty inexpensively in the Sportster, Softail, and Dyna line-ups. Even older touring bikes can be had a very reasonably. You don't need to feel like you're on a Harley, You can actually have one. Often they're in really in good shape for six grand or less.

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I've had Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, and Harley........I never bought one wishing it was something else.

If you ever get on a Harley you will discover other bikes don't feel like a Harley.......not even Kawasaki 2000

And loud doesn't mean it sounds like a Harley
 

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You didn't say what year model the bikes are.
I'm not a fan of the 1500 Vulcan's, mechanically speaking.
I believe the V-Star 1100 to be the better choice of the two. ..Just one guys opinion...

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The 1500 Vulcan's have a single Crankpin and with a nice set of Vance & Hines Longshots, sound 99% like a big twin Harley. They are also stone cold reliable and although not FAST, neither is the 1100 Yammie nor stock big twin Harley's either. They also have Hydraulic lifters, which is a gift from GOD. :geek: I've had 2 1500's in my past.

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