Actually I thought the Vulcan 500 was pretty plain in pictures. I saw one in real life recently and thought it looked nicer. I’ve been sitting on a lot of bikes recently. The first one that really spoke to me was a 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE. It was the first bike that felt really comfortable when I sat on it. But unfortunately the price ($8400) and displacement (865cc) were higher than I wanted. Fortunately when I sat on the Vulcan I had the same sense of comfort and “rightness” that I felt on the Bonny.
JtownJJA I’m pretty quiet and shy too. I fully expect to get a few comments like “YOU ride a motorcycle?” In fact the impetus for the initial post was a comment from a friend I hadn’t spoken to for two years. Upon hearing that I spent my birthday sitting on bikes at dealers she said: “You want a motorcycle? Where did that come from? You were never interested in them before.”