This is Deborah. This is coming from my perspective. Still looking around for the perfect tug. I think I want a NC700X dct abs with a small sidecar. We spent the weekend looking at various motorcycles that would work with a sidecar. Soooo, I think the perfect tug would be a Nc700X. It's quiet, performs well and is quiet as any bike I've ever seen. Still not sure which sidecar would be the perfect fit. I'm currently driving a K75 with a unit linked front end, which is a great sidecar, but I won't be able to use a clutch for much longer. The Suzuki Bergman is a close runner up. My husband Joe, sent a email to Mobec to see what would work and what they have as products. (ie leading links subframes) I sat on a cruiser CTX 700, but it's just not my style, plus I'm way too short for the brake or shift lever. We took the NC700X dct for a ride and we were both quite impressed. We chose not to try the Aprila Mana 850GT as the transmission runs on a belt drive, which has the possibility of leaving us stranded. Did not look at the BMW scooter because Aprila and BMW both have less Dealer representation that is crucial for touring. I'd appreciate any opinions that you seasoned hack guys have to share. I followed a seasoned hack rider to his trip to Panama and back, driving a NC700X with Sputnik. It was on a ride report on Adventure Rider. Tried to start a conversation, but haven't heard back from him. We've not made a purchase yet, but it's in the near future. NC700X DCT first choice. But... if you convince me that the Burgman would be a better choice, I'd listen. However, the Burgman is 100 lbs heavier and $2500.00 more in price. Thank you so much for all of your patience in the first 2 threads. He didn't tell me about the first thread, but I'm ready for a change!!!!! Aging is happening quicker than I thought.