This is what I like to hear. Someone with a long history of riding speaking simply. I won't be getting a new bike until next summer, but several models keep vying for attention (the G650GS being one of them). One question. My wife is trying to steer me away from a single cylinder engine. She claims the ride quality at speed for longer trips is a deal killer. I've never spent any time on a single. Her experience is from a little Suzuki GZ250.