I need the best bang for my buck, the SUV of the motorcycle world. Here is what I need the bike to do with some reasoning behind it. Doesn't need to excel at either, but must be capable of doing them all respectively. 1. Gas. I drive a full size 4x4 truck for my main vehicle so my gas mileage sucks. Knew that when I bought it so not complaining at all. The bike will however need to offer significantly better gas mileage than an 4 cyl car to offset the comfort a car provides. 2. Highway. I want to travel from South Ga to Atlanta at least twice a month via I-75. Speed limit is 70mph but traffic avg is 80+ mph. Willing to add about 1.5 hr to my ride if the bike can't safely/comfortably maintain in that type of traffic or heck even ride the slow lane the entire trip. 3. Off-Road. South GA is the country! There are dirt roads everywhere and plenty of rivers with atv trails along the banks. Not looking for a pure dirtbike by a long shot, because i have the 4x4 truck, but its just to wide for majority of the trails. 4. Price. Used market value under $5000. Reliable, Low-maintenance, huge aftermarket/parts support. The gas mileage, highway ability and price are my must haves in this bike. The reason behind all this is a relationship gone south (or north should i say) and the distance between me and my son. Moving isn't an option for a while until I complete my Masters degree. Will be moving once complete in late 2015. The V-Strom 650, KLR 650, DR650 all come to mind from the countless hours of scouring this forum, the web and Youtube.