I finally parted ways with my trusty old 2001 1100 Shadow Sabre. I had that bike for 17 years and still liked the design but it was time for a change. I found this 2004 VTX 1800 close to me and man, I'm in love with riding again. LOTS of power! The pipes are loud and could be a bit quieter but LOVE the look of this bike. And its my color too as I like Plum Crazy Mopars.