I think this is the right place for this thread. I'll start with background. I haven't been on a motorcycle since I was 15 and rode a Yamaha DT50 to school every day. I have wanted a motorcycle for a long time but work, family, and finances made a bike a low priority. About 6 months ago, I bought a Dyna Low Rider. I wanted a Harley for a couple of reasons. 1) Their resale is good and I knew if I didn't like motorcycling, I could turn it around without losing much money. 2) They're simple and I could learn the basics of motorcycle maintenance and mechanics. 3) I didn't know adventure bikes existed. I really like riding and not necessarily riding ONLY a Harley as most who have them are. I'm not opposed to a Harley, I just don't identify with the brand and believe I would enjoy riding ANY motorcycle. I would like to get another 6 months of experience on the Low Rider and then sell it or add to the garage and therein lies the question. If you had $15k to spend on any 2 or 3 bikes what would you buy? Meaning, would you try to cover the riding styles with two bikes like a KTM EXC450 and a BMW GS800 (these bikes are representative of their class and not necessarily the specific bikes you would buy) or would you buy three bikes like a 250 trail bike, a 650 dual sport, and a bigger bike like a big GS or KTM 990? I know it's dependent on the individual, so here are my specifics... 1) I'll rarely be 2up. 2) I live in Houston. Lots of highways and lots of traffic. The SH National Forest is 30 minutes north with about 80 miles of trails. Additionally, their are places that I can ride dirt, but that doesn't really appeal to me as I prefer to explore, rather than just ride the same track. 3) I obviously will have to buy used since the budget doesn't afford new. 4) I travel regionally for work, and I would like to do more of it on a motorcycle, rather than fly in. If I haven't made something clear, or made some assumptions please ask further questions. I look forward to your experience.