New rider and new 2006 VTX1300R owner. I've got about 600 miles on me and about 14,500 on my bike. It's a 2006... I'm a significantly older model. I like the bike, it's big enough and fast enough for now. And it is was cheap enough that if I break it... I won't cry too much. I drilled the exhaust already for a better sound. No plans for any more mods other than changing to LED's all around and adding driving lights. I'll probably add a charging port at the same time. That's about it. I don't care too much for highways... prefer the byways, the country roads and the easy, leisurely putt in the country. Wife is riding too... but she is on a VSTAR 650 for now. Says she won't buy a bike unless is says "Indian" on it. Just took the MSF course this weekend. It was tough on a miniature Kawasaki 1 cylinder and me being bigger than the bike... Anyway that is me. Hope to learn some stuff here.