2 up touring bikes (not sport touring) are hard to come by. Only BMW, Honda, and Harley make them. You couldn't give me a BMW of any model unless I could sell it and keep the money. That leaves the Harley and the Goldwing. Both very different, both very low maintenance. Since they are so different, one or the other of them has to suit you. I could not afford a touring Harley, so I bought a used Goldwing. First was an '85 LTD that I had to do a ton of work on, had a nightmare finding and fabricating parts for, but once back together, put almost 30,000 miles on before it started falling apart again. I sold it cheap, and, still not being able to afford a Harley, bought a used Goldwing 1500 with 65,000 miles on it. It would have likely lasted forever (250,000+ miles are not uncommon) maintenance was basically non existent (change the oil and go) but it was 2 much bike for me. I ride solo, and this thing got 35 mpg, and ate a new rear tire in 10,000 miles. I mount and balance my own tires, but that was still expensive and a hassle. Many people run car tires on the rear of 1500 and 1800 Goldwings for that reason. Had I kept it, I would have probably tried that as well. The 1500 Goldwing also has the distinction of being the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden.