I currently own a 2003 Volusia and have thoroughly enjoyed the bike. But recently I was able to ride a Victory. Oh, my God! What a difference. Will all bigger bikes be that much more powerful, or is the Victory an exception? I didn't think I would experience such a vast chasm between the two. Now, I will more than likely never buy the $16,000 Victory, and I don't want to buy a used bike, but I sure do like the Kawasaki 1500. I've never ridden one-will I be disappointed, or will it be in the same league? I'm an average Joe whose dealership doesn't offer test rides. All I know is what you write in your pages. It's often by luck of the draw that I get to see if I made the right choice.