I'm currently shopping for a new ~1,000cc Adv bike. I've been doing a lot of research here and elsewhere for the past few weeks. I've narrowed it down, somewhat: - No Ducati Multistrada 950. I REALLY want a Multistrada, but there's no way that I'm going to be able to stomach the maintenance cost...so I'll just remove any Italian, German (BMW), and Austrian (KTM) options from consideration. - The Yamaha Super Tenere ES is a good option, but I would prefer something less porky. It should require less maintenance (shaft drive), has all the features that I'm looking for (ex. Grip heaters), and the second generation seems to have good reviews. - Suzuki V-Strom 1000 XT Adventure. Should be easy to work on, comes with panniers, grip heaters, skid plate, crash bars, etc. I like the thumper-ish (for lack of a better way of putting it) exhaust note...it reminds me of my old KLR. This wouldn't be great in the ground clearance department, but it will rarely go off-road and it has a skid plate...so I'm not too concerned there. -Honda Africa Twin. This is on my list from a "bare bones" appearance standpoint (I appreciate that) and its combination of touring and off-road capability. I want tubeless tires, so I would have to look at the 2020...which is going to end up being more than I want to spend (no more than $15k out the door) with the desired options. This will be 90%+ for commuting at 70 MPH...30+ miles each way...so highway comfort, reliability, and fitting my 6'3" frame are my primary concerns. I want to roll bike 'x' off the lot and it be comfortable on day one. I don't want it to be like my gen 2 KLR where I changed one thing or another to make it fit me (ex. Bar risers, lowered foot pegs, extra tall windscreen, highway friendly front sprocket, etc.), but I was never really happy with it on the highway. Really the only two that I'm considering (of the list above) at this point are the Super Tenere and the V-Strom 1000 XT Adventure. I would appreciate any input that you can offer. ex. Other options that I should put on the list? Thank you.