I think you need to ride the Bonnie before you cross it off your list. I don't know who's saying it doesn't have enough power -- consider this: it makes three times the horsepower of your Virago 250. Yes it's heavier, but nowhere near three times heavier. 60hp is PLENTY for a motorcycle, and more than enough for somebody who's only been riding 5 months.
V7s are gorgeous but they aren't cheap.
You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitro glycerin plant!
Badasses might screw with another badass. Nobody screws with a nut job.