I've been riding motorcycles all my life. Current ride is a 2012 DR650SE. As I'm 5'8" I've had to lower it (close friend is a DR enduro rider and knew exactly how to do it) and I also bought the factory gel seat (1" lower than stock seat). However, it's still a bit of a reach. As most of my riding is around town (Bisbee, AZ) with an occasional trip to nearby towns (no interstates), I am coming to the conclusion that a SYM 200 HD EVO might be just the ticket. I'm going to look at a red 2012 Tuesday. It's nearby and the price is firm at $2295, which seems reasonable considering the original price. It has just a few thousand miles on it. I like the idea of being able to just step into it and sit down. Maintenance seems like a no-brainer. And, out here in the high desert a liquid-cooled engine isn't a bad idea.