OK, my 2002 'Tec was totaled so I now have a 2004 Vulcan.I just made the jump from a 2.0L Zetec 133hp engine to the 3.0L 200hp Duratec. I'm in heaven. I have not driven a Vulcan Taurus, the two I test drove were Duratecs.
It has adequate power. I love the sound of it so that helps make up for missing the "throw us back in our seats" power of the 'Tec.
Best part was the trip home (about 60 miles), I got 27.8 MPG according to the fancy dash computer if that's accurrate and it was a mix of highway, town and "lost on a horribly winding 25MPH back road in the rain in the dark for 10 minutes" on the drive home. Very impressed with that!
I plan on getting a Mustang muffler someday. :lol2: