I've thoroughly enjoyed my '95 Gold Wing that I've ridden for several years. However, I find myself wanting to get off the asphalt every now & then & explore the dirt & gravel backroads. If I end up selling my Wing to get an adventure bike, what would you recommend? Here's some additional info that might influence your advice: 1. Any bike I get must be powerful & comfortable enough for long-distance touring 2. Any off-roading that I do will be relatively tame. I'm over 50, so I won't be doing anything too aggressive...just occasional dirt & gravel roads 3. I'd consider non-Jap bikes, although I'm partial to them because of their utter dependability & low maintenance. I'd like to own a BMW if they were as dependable as Jap bikes, but that doesn't seem to be case based on most information that I've read on the net. No offense intended. 4. Although I'm not a mechanic, I can do minor mechanic/maintenance stuff (once changed a magneto on one of my Honda's) 5. I strongly prefer a drive shaft, but would begrudgingly consider a chain drive 6. My budget is limited. If I sell my Wing, I'll have about $6-7000 to work with. If I decide to keep my Wing, I'll have about $2500-$3500 & will be in the market for a budget adventure bike...maybe something like an early model (2004-06) Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (which seems to have great reviews) or something comparable. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.