Senior VR Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: CO, Mountains of W'cliffe
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i bought the VOL brand new in aug 04. I moved to higher elevation and was disappointed in the lack of power caused by thinner air. I pondered turboing the VOL, but took it back down to sea level on vacation apr 06. Something happened with the wiring, and i dropped it off at the dealer and took the busa for a test ride. Bought it.
Ive since sold the VOL and bought a Suzuki DR650SE, and dont really mind missing the VOL, as it didn't get ridden much. While i had both of them, i liked having both because it gave me something to ride when one was down for maintenance or waiting for tires, or whatever. Also i couldn't ride the busa right after my knee surgery, so the VOL was ridden. I love having more than one bike, because each is different and i have a passion for both. Since owning the busa (my very first "sport bike") i don't find eating up miles on slab very fun. I dig the twisties and leaning hard, other than that, im digging the dirt riding, which is mainly what the DR is for, but its a decent street bike as well, very comfortable upright position. Good for bumming around town.
Its all in what you want. If you have the opportunity, do it, and if you have the means, follow your heart. If trying it doesnt scare you, you will want one.