Well I had a different post about the 900 custom in regards to being good for a beginner. Well since then I have stumbled across a 2004 800 classic in our local paper. So I find myself thinking way too much about which one I should go for. I have pretty much got the word from members and my own research that the 900 models are just great. Now as far as the 800 models go are there is huge downsides? Here is a lil info on the bike in question...
2004 Vulcan 800 Classic
Never laid down and Paint looks pretty new.
Now since this will be my first bike would yall think it wise to get a used cheaper one for learning purposes or grab a new one with a warranty but pay near 8 grand for it.
My wife seems pretty interested in learning "eventually" as well but I think she is waiting to see what I think about riding first. So I was thinking of getting the 04 and then passing it to her in a year or so. Is this smart thinking or would I be just disapointed in the 800 over the 900 custom. I know to each his own in buying bikes but for those that have owned either of these or ridin them your thoughts would help me out.