I just bought my first bike, a 2004 Vulcan 800 classic (silver). Before I even took it off the lot I had them put a set of cobra drag pipes on it and rejet the carb, boy does it sound awesome!! When looking for a bike I had narrowed it down to 3: the VN 800 classic, Suzuki Volusia 800, and the VN 1500 classic. I chose the 800 because its my first bike and didn't want to start too big, I'm 6'1" and 260 lbs but this 800 can really haul. I've already put over 150 miles on it and so far am impressed with it. My brother bought the Volusia but I think my Vulcan looks, sounds, and rides better. I'm glad that I'm now part of the Kawasaki family!!!