Hello all, this is the required first post. I have recently purchased a new old stock 2013 VN900 classic. This is the third VN900 classic that we (wife and I ) have owned. I do a lot of lurking on the forums but from time to time I will express some experiences related to the topic at hand. In the years from 2001 until the present we have owned 5 new H.D.'s 3 Kawasaki's, 2, Yamaha's and 2 Honda VTX's. One 1300 and one 1800. We ride a lot of miles each year and have found there are some major differences in motorcycles. We love them all, but some are more appealing than others. So much for the intro, now on to more reading.