Pros: Very nice looking and sparkley. The seat and height are the best.
Cons: Expensive, hard to find accessories.
I have had this bike for 4 years. Initially I was torn between two bikes after researching them on the net. At the showroom all it took was sitting down. The Vulcan 500's seat was comfy and the height was perfect( I am 5'6" with a 30" inseam). I'd only ever taken the MSF class but the bike felt so good I took it home at 70 mph on the freeway, a 50 mi drive. The shifting is great and I like the positive neutral finder. The chrome and paint job draw complements at gas stations. Gas mileage is great. I have no plans to get a different bike, this one suits me fine for going to work or rallies.