This is a major point and literally after driving the chopper today i might overthink everything xD I literally checked some offers of cool oldschool nakeds and ended up on Kawas Zephyrs, Yamaha XJ600n and Suzuki Bandits... All i can say that these bikes look WAY cooler and might be a better option for beginners aswell. BUT I really fell in love with the idea of travelling with a motorcycle. I don't want a bike for commuting... I will drive to work with my car just because of the clothes... I want one to get away on the weekends on, to travel throu Scandinavia and France in my work vacations. And in 2 years i MIGHT get a year off...I want to do a sabbatical, my company didn't decide yet. So IF i get it i need a bike to travel to china on. There i want to sell the bike. Then go to china on normal Backpacking, then get a new bike in Laos/Cambodia/Thailand and then fly to the USA...in the USA i could get a KLR 650 or whatever to get all the way south to Argentina... But do I really need a travel bike right away? For half of the price I can get a naked and just start driving. I literally ahd that in mind when entering this forum again and saw you post and I think the way im going right now is plain stupid.. xD The thing is...in the driving school I just drove nakeds and a CBF600f and even tho I liked the look...my wrists started hurting after ~1,5 hours of driving. That's maybe only because I am new and not used to it tho... And also you can get higher grips for a naked aswell right? DAMN and I thought im close to a decision xD I actually could get a XJ600n AND a transalp 600 for the same price then a Transalp 700 xD AND something I didn't tell you guys yet...I have a thread in the HUBB forum (started it even before I had the licence) and the conclusion on 6 pages there where... I just get something for NOW and in 2019 I do the trip in either the Honda CRF250L (or Rally) or the Kawasaki Versys X-300, especially the versys should be a very good bike for my needs. So why not get a naked now? Damn I feel like a maniac with my jumpy thoughts.