Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Roscoe, Illinois
I didn't have a Venture, but did have an '05 Royal Star Tour Deluxe. It was a very comfortable bike and did give more of a chance to stretch out than the Wing. It was very stable going down the road...better than the Wing in cross winds. OTOH, it didn't have anywhere near the power down low...you have to wind it up...and the straight cut gears in the tranny are loud. While worse on some than on others, mine was loud enough to scream in my ears at 70mph wearing a full face helmet.
It was a pretty bike to look at...better than the Wing IMHO...but mine was black/charcoal and the chromed up engine looked awesome.
Bottom line...it's cheaper and is very durable. If you want power, handling and a smooth quiet ride...buy the wing.
Candy red '04
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