I don't see how the Bolt compares at all to the Shadow or Vulcan. The Shadow has tube type tires, which takes it off the list for me. I'm to big for the Bolt, and have to have tubeless tires, so the Yamaha V-Star 950 or Vulcan 900 Custom would be at the top of my list. I really like the V-Star 950 tourer. Already set up the way I want it with accessories that fit.