The wife and I ride a beemer 1200LT when we want to chew up road miles and play on twisty roads. It's a cast iron b***h in tight spaces so we looked for something for those small town tours. Stumbled across a showroom new Suzuki C90T for a stupid cheap price and almost no miles. Can easily be ridden for hours, all kinds of power for two up and luggage, 45 miles per gallon, and unlike the beemer, we don't have to get off and stretch every 2 hours. I'd recommend a cruiser as viable, enjoyable transport in a heart beat. Also, go for the shaft drive.......no maintenance to speak of, and my road bikes have been shaft drive since 1972.