Too bad you're not interested in the 700+ Viragos. To answer your question, The bike was bought new by my FIL, passed to his son, then to me. When I got it, it was my first ever bike and it was rode hard and put away wet. Look at the picture, notice anything? The suspension is modernized, the seat is different, and all the shiny bits are new. Costs money to transform a beat, broke thing into something nice. Get back to us once you get your Virago where you want it. I'd imagine you'll be shocked at what it costs. For the money I had a sleeper Virago that handled like a slot car. No mere cruiser, it hauled the mail through the twisties.