After riding an '86 900 ninja, I don't think I could go down in power. Especially riding on the freeway where semi's can drag your bike along if you aren't careful. Though, for some, those bikes are just too heavy.Originally posted by LAByker
I included the 750 in that particular discussion because Aura indicated her 600 Shadow was a little too small for her at 5'8" and a little too buzzy for her - which does not necessarily mean underpowered for *her*.
There are tons of people riding 750 Shadows on the freeway as well as the 650 V-Star, the 600 Shadow, the 800 Vulcan and the 883 Sportster.
As personal preference, I'd prefer to ride only 1100 up in a cruiser and 600 up in a sport bike on the freeway. I currently ride a 1600 - so I hear you on the power and comfort (which weight enhances) issues. Still, a personal preference I think....