I'm looking to upgrade from my 200cc scooter (Piaggio BV200) to a "real" bike sometime in the next year, and have been looking at m options. Right now, I'm thinking either a Honda Shadow 750 or the H-D 883 Sportster, leaning towards the H-D right now. Pretty similar in price, H-D has great aftermarket for customizing, and a bigger engine that can be made even bigger with new cylinders and pistons (up to 1450cc!). Now, I'm asking what peoples opinions on the H-D are, especially people who have owned one, or any other Evolution-powered H-D. And don't throw the "Sportsters are girl bikes" at me, I ride a freaking scooter right now, I obviously don't really care what people think about me when I'm riding, I'm doing it for me. Anyways, pros/cons, anything would be great. Gonna go look at them at the dealership this weekend, not to buy, but just to get a look at one and see how I like the looks. Saw the Shadow last weekend, really liked the way it looks, and they are pretty much Harley clones, so I'm sure the Sportster will strike my fancy. Cliffs: Looking at either a Shadow 750 or Sportster 883, leaning towards the 883. Opinions? Especially from curent/former Harley owners, greatly appreciated.