Mmmmm. I don't know what to tell you. Bikes are very personal and none of them are perfect. It is your ride, you decide, be at one with the bike then the magic happens. I started riding in 67 and I've loved every minute of it. I've ridden Honda's, Suzuki Yamaha, Triumph's, I now have a 05 1200GS it's not perfect but darn close. Try out a 1200GS you can always switch back!!!