Hmmm, good post. I too am late to the 1800 party. I had two different VTX1300 bikes, an S and a C model, also a whole host of other bikes spaced in-between. I like the weight of this machine, it feels so planted going down the road. I live in a very windy
part of the US and that weight helps. I like the brakes , plenty of authority and I enjoy the linked feature. Of course , we all love
the looks and the engine. I especially like the way it revs, I hit the rev-limiter every few days. Especially in 2nd, and third when
I'm really having fun.
For balance I should tell that I ounce had a Harley. It was a 2007 Softail Custom and it was a sweety. Sorry I traded that one as I was in the middle of a job change and a move. Harley has a certain sweetness in the turns that is hard to describe. I love all bikes
and I hope I'm not done trying all of them one at a time.