Good comments !
I am still an above annual mileage rider, 7 --10k per year, and i ride mostly year round. But do allow for high and low temps, as I age i don't deal with the extremes like i used to
I like the idea of the step through design, but frequent maintenance and buying tires every year are certainly a turn off.
I might take a look at the new offerings from Honda with the dual clutch transmission. But I still need to get up on it and swing a leg over.
Dealing with a clutch lever has been an issue lately and has kept me off my bike for a while now, well the excessive heat also. I was just in my garage and tried to pull in the clutch lever, no go again today
It's getting better but the elbow and hand still hurt too much to ride.