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Vulcan rider here, looking to transplant.

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  1. Johnnj5
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    Hi Im new here, but had a couple questions if some of you could help me out. Im looking to step up in size of bike in the next year or sooner. Im currently riding a Vulcan 900 Classic.

    While browsing through my local dealership, they are blowing out a 06 Royal Star and an 06 Roadstar. I love both bikes. The Royal star has more touring options, but a smaller engine. If it had the larger engine, I'd go for it hands down.

    I dig a little speed and getup so I was curious how much more the Roadstar pulled compared to the Royalstar.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    john

  2. koltzmye
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    Not that this will help any, but I love my bike so much I had to chime in. I ride an 03 Roadstar with a Kury hypercharger. It is 1606 CC and is hands down the best bike I have ever rdden. Plenty plenty plenty of torgue, and smoooth, just a sweet pleasure to ride. I have not been on a Royal Star, but it is a nice looking bike too. Test drive each of them and see what u think. Let u know.

  3. koltzmye
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    Oh yea, I forgot to mention, my best buddy has a Vulcan 1700, and I rode it from Pennsylvania to MAryland,....My Roadstar is much more bike that his.

  4. hik4z
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    Hi Im new here, but had a couple questions if some of you could help me out. Im looking to step up in size of bike in the next year or sooner. Im currently riding a Vulcan 900 Classic. While browsing through my local dealership, they are blowing out a 06 Royal Star and an 06 Roadstar. I love both bikes. The Royal star has more touring options, but a smaller engine. If it had the larger engine, I'd go for it hands down.I dig a little speed and getup so I was curious how much more the Roadstar pulled compared to the Royalstar. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!john
    The V4 water cooled 1300cc on the Royal Star has 97hp, and while it seems low on power when just tooling around, all you have to do is wick up the revs a little and there is power. Remember the engine is based on the V-max engine and can safely rev over 7000 rpm and the Royal Star rev limiter is at 6800 so you can't hurt the thing.

    The only real down side to the Royal Star is the weight, I have a Venture (630 wet) and it doesn't bother me,, after all it is not an FJR1300 and I don't try to ride it like it is.

  5. Ravhite
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    The difference between the two is daylight to dark.........The Royal is a high reving HP style engine while the Roadie is a torque engine. The Royal is a good performer and likes the higher rpms to show you its best side. The Roadie is a power bike that can pull a mountain, which style best suits you?

  6. Johnnj5
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    In the showroom, I thought the Royal was a v-twin, so yeah, now I can see how they are two totally different bikes. I got some time before I buy my next bike, but man, that Roadstar looks nice.

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