Hi all. I am on the fence. I have a 2009 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Special Edition that has just over 600 miles on it. Bought it as a hold over late last year and enjoyed riding it. However, my life has evolved. Now there is a wonderful lady in the picture who does not drive a bike but loves to ride with me. I need a bigger bike for longer distance rides that can handle highway speeds better. I have narrowed it down to a V-Star 1300. There are 2 touring models and one naked bike within a short drive. I am choosing this model for the perfect size, gas mileage, and the fact it has a dash mount instrument package as I HATE looking down on the tank mounted type. I would like advice on the following as to what one I should consider.
#1 1800 miles, Blue, Factory Touring Package with hard bags, backrest, and windscreen. Stock bike looks mint. $7499
#2 ZERO miles, blueish white, Non-touring naked bike. $7999 ( would need to add on bags, Windshield, and backrest. ( Cheapest package would be approx $1200, with OEM bags would be about $2100 )
11,000 miles, red, Factory Touring Package of windshield, hard bags, backrest, luggage rack, light bar with spotlights. Also has aftermarket chrome lowers, engine bars with added pegs, chrome fender trim, new dunlop tires. $5500
UPDATE: Went with the blue 2009! Thanks to those who posted.