Assume for now that the entry point is the same for each bike (it isn't, but assume it is). Big questions: For someone who finds a dl650 occasionally topheavy, is the super tenere going to be too big? For someone who is used to rock solid reliability, is the tiger 800 going to be a letdown (downtime is the issue here). The degree to which either the s10 or tiger 800 are "more fun" than a 2012+ dl650 is a bonus. In other words, I don't want to lose reliability and I don't want to lose low-speed maneuverability. Random information that may (or may not) help: I've test ridden a superten, a tiger 800 (xc, though), and of course I've ridden the older dl650 for over 20k. Any of the above will be a do-it-all bike for me, and will replace an '09 wee strom abs. Commuting, 2-up touring, small grocery trips, and riding year-round. My wee makes me feel twitchy in gravel, so unsure how much of that I'll see riding one of the above. 20-30k+ trouble free miles are what I'm after (more are a bonus). 99.99% road use (I just like the seating position). The '09 strom carries its weight a little taller than I prefer, so something that is (or feels) lower/lighter is a plus. I have no preference for chain vs shaft, well perhaps a slight preference for shaft drive but chain maintenance is no big deal. Any of the three will be outfitted with pelicans or givi trekkers, heated grips, and engine bars or frame sliders. Most likely, a replacement screen, too. Those costs appear to be roughly the same between the three bikes, though the s10 does come with handguards stock. The strom and tiger would get a centerstand, but ignore those differences for now. All these farkles seem readily available and cheap or easy to install. Are the maintenance costs widely different? The g-strom wins on fuel mileage, but mid-40's with the tiger or superten is fine - I want 200ish miles out of a tank, and all three look like they can manage that on the highway. Cost isn't going to be the deciding factor, but I am curious. I probably pay around $300 every 7k miles for my wee strom in service, so as long as we aren't talking $2k for valve intervals something roughly comparable is fine.