I'll open by saying that I'm a relatively new hack owner/rider having been in the game just a bit over a year. I still ride my two-wheelers but seems less and less, tho' not severely so. To me my hack is my most beautiful bike. I can't think that anyone could have done a better job on my Adv GS than Jay and the folks at DMC. It's eye candy to me and while I'm a fair amount over 70 years old at 72 in Dec. young girls seem to like it best as I can't tell you how many hoots and hollers they give it. The BMW roundel continues to confound most men. On a fun scale, 1-10, it's a solid 10. Also, I find myself less apt to ride aggressively on it, but daresay I've lightened the front wheel now and then on takeoffs. At the risk of being obvious, any thoughts of hauling stuff or going shopping, the hack takes all of the worry out of whether you took the right vehicle. But then again, this is a hack forum: preaching to the choir, huh?