I've been riding cruisers for the past 15 years. I had a Yamaha RS Venture from 99-03 that I put 48,000 miles on. It was a great bike for putting on the miles but too heavy for local riding. I also didn't care for the permanent fairing. Since 03 I have had 2 different Kawasaki Vulcan 1500s. I've liked them a lot but they have not had the comfort the Venture did. I've tried several different seats and the best I can do is about 200 miles in a day. Otherwise I'm comfortable with the cruiser riding position. I also have a Yamaha XT225 for offroad riding and around town. It's only comfortable for about a half hour. The seat starts to hurt and the leg position can't be varied as much as on a cruiser with highway pegs. I'm in the market for a newer machine. I'm inclined to look at cruisers out of familiarity but wonder if I should be open to other types of machines. What I don't like about cruisers is how heavy they handle. For short rides I'd like something I can throw into turns. But I also want something I can ride for 300-400 miles in a day and possibly do an easy adventure tour with. The Yamaha Super Tenre looks like it could be a candidate. What other bikes are comfortable but not a big as a full size cruiser? Also I don't like bikes where you lean forward on the bars. I don't like supporting my upper body weight with my wrists.