Originally Posted by mrbreeze
given the parameters, I think all the good suggestions have been offered. It sounds like you are going to buy an MTS.
But I thought I would throw out a wild card - several have suggested the dl650, but the op isn't interested. Perhaps take a look at what a dl650 can be given a little help from the aftermarket. Much more rugged, and an a 2bros can adds a lot of character to an already fun to ride machine. As for me, I would take a dl650 over anything Ducati ever produced, and have a blast with it.
We're lucky to have so many choices which may fit each of our needs and wants but a dl650 over anything Ducati has produced is just silly.