My wife's been riding her own bikes (and a scooter) for about 5 years. We bought her a Ninja 250 just about 2 years ago, and she's put on almost 25K since then. This is between Reno and Winnemucca, NV, on the way to Boise. We took a 3,500-mile trip last Summer from Northern California to Idaho, Yellowstone, Glacier NP, Seattle, then down the coast. She had a KLR250 for a while, and loved everything about it except the kick-start-only feature. This past Spring we bought her a DR650, and she's in love, so much so that she's mentioned doing the CDT next Summer. I'm truly a lucky guy!!