I’m a very new rider (3 months) and started with a Shadow 750. The bike quickly felt “small” (I’m 6’2”) so I started the hunt for my “forever bike”. Just don’t tell my wife that concept doesn’t really exist. I bit the bullet on Friday and traded in my Shadow for a beautiful 2002 VTX 1800S with under 10k miles on it. I’ve added about 200 miles already and absolutely love it. I was able to keep my saddle bags and bracket so I just for those all set up. Tomorrow, my brother and I will hit the roads for a nice 5 hour trip around central Texas.