IMHO you need to try on a few different bikes and see what fits you the best.
Vegas, Jackpot, Hammer and Kingpin are all steel frame bikes, all available with the same powertrain, all big enough to keep you from making them look small, and all have enough suspension for you.
That's pretty much where the comparison stops on these bikes as-is off the showroom floor. The ergonomics are quite a bit different on the different models which is good for some and not so good for others. Granted you can make quite a few changes to any of the bikes to make them fit you better but that may take time. Why buy a bike that you have to constantly upgrade to make it fit you when another model may fit you better off the showroom floor? Since the fit may mean you have to choose a different bike you may have to ask yourself which is more important safety or style?
The main 2 things to consider are reach and foot position as these (depending on how you carry your weight) will be the biggest factors for driveability and comfort. If you have large thighs you may find that controls can be difficult to reach/operate in certain positions (I.e. too far forward/back or too close to the engine). If your weight is carried mostly upfront you may find it difficult to reach the handlebars and comfortably rotate them lock-to-lock.
I highly suggest heading to your local dealer when the Demo Truck is in town and taking some bikes out to see which bike is going to work for you. Waiting for the truck in many locatons is a smart idea because many dealerships don't have all the models available that the truck carries. Another plus is that they'll give you a coupon for $1000 when you demo a bike from the truck that can be used if you buy from that dealer within 2 weeks.
Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!
2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project
2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.
Last edited by ammo_umb; 04-11-2012 at 07:30 AM.