The Venture is a great bike. I really enjoyed it. The finishing touches and amenities were top notch and the comfort on long rides was awesome. It had plenty of power to carry my son and I along with all our belonging for the Yellowstone trip up the mountain passes in Colorado and Wyoming.
The Venture comes standard with CB, radio, cassette, and 6 disc CD changer. The stereo/CB controls were easy to use and easily reached. I realize the cassette is outdated and the CD changer took up a lot of space. I actually removed the CD changer (anyone need one let me know I will sell it to you at a great price).
Even though I really liked the bike I had been thinking for a couple of years of trying something different, but I was not sure the wife would go for it. During the 4 weeks of being without a bike I had time to research and look at a lot of bikes. I decided on one that I wanted. I knew that Martha would have to be happy with it so I asked her to test ride it with me. She did and we discussed out we could make it more comfortable for the passenger. She was OK with my choice - OH BOY!!
I purchased a 2010 Yamaha FJR 1300!