Originally Posted by GB
There are slightly used Yamaha SuperTenere, nicely farkled that get posted from time to time on the SuperTen forum for around $11500 to $12K range. Bike has abs, traction control, tubeless spoked wheels and a very nice torquey engine, reliable shaft drive.. and a reliable bike all around.. The bike is restricted in the first 3 gears, but there's a 20 second and 50 cent mod to unleash it!
That's what I wanted long before I even had to consider a passenger.
Also she will not be riding all the time. I'd be surprised if 50% of my riding will be 2up. Which is why a Vstrom ADV, KTM ADV or Tenere are at the top of my list in no particular order other than the Tenere is my first choice.