I have to admit you guys make good points for the bikes and what you prefer. My question is then is for a bike I will be doing long distance rides, minimum 300 miles, 80% on pavement, would you guys think would be ideal for other than a strick cruiser and though i know there is nothing wrong with them, I just have always prefered the Euro bike over the Japanese bikes. Also, someone I highly respect said the best overall ride, in his opinion, comes from the BMW bikes. It seems world wide the BMW rule the adventure rides, at least from what I gather in my searches, and until I saw the Multi-Strada I was looking hard at the BMW bikes. So in a non-bias, if possible opinion, do you think would be the ideal mix, but still emphasizing road/freeway speed comfort?