I work in a motorcycle shop. We are authorized dealers for all four Japanese marques. There are certainly bikes that I personally prefer over others, but that is a matter of personal preference. Of all the bikes we sell, there are only a few which I would not recommend to a friend, based on objective facts, not simply my opinion. The Vulcan 750 is one such bike. The mechanics at the shop hate working on this model. We have had several brand new ones which developed problems shortly after purchase (fortunately, covered under warranty...but warranties don't cover you for frustration and inconvenience). My two cents: don't throw good money after bad only to end up (many dollars later) with a bike which is not only an old design, but not a particularly good one.