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Both machines have carbs, which means you have to be careful about what fuel you use and how you store them. Neither has an inherent advantage over the other, as they produce about the same power, though the VZ800 has a larger fuel tank. The riding position between the VS800 and VZ800 is completely different, so the decision should really come down to which is more comfortable. I think the styling of the VS800 is to 1980s and would expect to see Prince riding it through some purple rain, but that's just me.
Both bikes are only going to bring around $1500-$2000 each on the open market, so it would be enough to pay for another hobby or a vacation.
Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present
Past Bikes ----->
-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017