The V Strom - upright riding position but still capable of carving up back roads. Good for road trips. They run about $9k brand new. That's about the upper limit of what I can spend before the wife starts threatening to take other stuff away.
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I like that. There's something about the upright seating as well. I sat on a Ducati at the bike show in January and it felt unnatural to me. Awkward ... I seriously felt that when I came to a stop I would be unable to get my feet off the brake/shift quick enough to remain upright. That's pitiful.