Howdy peeps. Im in the market for a new bike. Kinda want a change in riding style. I have been eyeing two different bikes and I would like a little input from current owners on their experience. Firstly, Im 30yrs old 6'4" 200lbs 34" inseam, Ive been riding for roughly 10yrs. Started out on a 95' Ninja 500ex while in college that I managed to lowside. So I stuck the evil lil shit in the garage where it still resides. I then moved on to a Honda Shadow 750ACE which I put 25,000 miles on, got bored and sold. Spent alot of time on a Buell Ulysees xb12. Nice performing bike but there was NOTHING smooth about that bike and was HOT on the bottom here in the Louisiana heat. Currently riding a 2012 Yamaha Raider 1900 cruiser....and ....well....Im bored. Sure the raider is surprisingly quick and has a great level of torque but its not what I "want" to ride to work everyday....its just too "pretty" (I work in a chemical plant and dont want overspray on my custom paint). So, Ive been looking and I want a adventure typed bike. I have that ever elusive "hole" that Im looking to fill. I really want the Ducati Hypermotard but GEEZ they are pricey and nearest dealer is 200miles away. Ive test ridden the NCX700 and while it doesnt have the Umph Id like, I think I can live with it. Doesnt appear to have the wheelie factor to it, BUT it gets 70mpg....which is nice. Ive never ridden the Versys but I have a buddy and he says its like the "light" version of my old buell.....and its somewhat comparable in price to the Honda. Im not really lookng for a Hardcore off road bike, nor am I looking for a sport bike. I want something that is a blast to ride, gets good gas milage, has enough power to pull the wheels and yet comfortable enough to fit my frame and enjoy the occasional gravel road. (I know, im spoiled to the buell) Id like to keep the new price below $6-8 grand and will likely be looking for a used one. Has anyone ridden these and can give some advice?