I took my first step towards buying my first Victory this past weekend by buying my 1st bike. 2004 Yahama V Star 650. It is plenty big, a little under powered, sounds like an 1100, and is a joy to ride. I've put about 200 miles on it from Saturday thru today and I can't wait to enjoy the open road. My next bike, about 8 months-1 year down the road will hopefully be a Victory Crossroads. I have no idea why I waited so long to start riding. 34 years old, Living in Arizona (Phoenix) from Chicago. I can only ride about 320 days of the year out here....can't wait.