Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Prairieville, LA, USA
I had a 01, put 70,000 miles on her. Can't be beat it for long range comfort, right out of the box, stock seat. Very good wind protection, solid on the road. 5 YEAR, UNLIMITED MILES, BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY. So comfortable you don't want to get off when you need gas but, it don't handle like an LT. A buddy still has one & we swap mounts sometimes to let him have fun in the twisties. When I get back on the Venture after riding the LT, the Venture takes me a while to get used to. The Venture takes a little effort to turn, it wants to stand up & go straight. A great bike but, 2 different animals. The Venture is still the best value for your money, it come with everything from the factory. If it sounds like I miss my Venture, I do. My wife quit riding with me when I got rid of it. If I could afford 2 bikes, I would still have it.
1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 800
2001 Yamaha Venture- most comfortable bike on the road- Gone
2004 Honda Goldwing- Didn't like it- Gone
2005 BMW K1200LT- Great bike!- Lives on with another member
2008 Kawasaki Concours 14- Loving it for now
1998 Suzuki Bandit S-1200- Fun, just got it.