Not sure if this is the right place for this question, but since I have a Japanese bike that I think is reliable, I'll start here. Moderators if there is somewhere that is more appropriate and will get more traffic, please move this thread. Thanks. I'm a barely intermediate rider. I've only been riding bikes for 11 years total. Started trail riding on a '86 Honda XR250R when I was 40. Soon added a CRF230. Two years later I bought an '09 Yamaha WR250R dual sport and have owned it for 9 years. I ride it to work occasionally and on forest roads or sightseeing when truck camping. I like to take my girlfriend with me 2 up on those rides. Unfortunately, even with my Seat Concepts upgrade, she doesn't find this bike comfortable for more than 20 minutes and it gets a little squirrely in the wind with both of us on it. If there is anything I can say bad about my Yamaha, it's that the single is a little "buzzy" and the light weight does seem to be affected by wind quite a bit. For instance, I don't feel comfortable on interstates with it...but that's not my intended purpose for it. We don't travel long distance and we don't bike camp- we just daytrip a bit. So I don't want to get rid of my WR, but I'd like to pick up a cheap and reliable 90% street/10% dirt bike for local touring that me and my girl can both be comfortable on for riding through the mountains, back roads, and very occasional light off road. Maybe something that knocks a little more wind off us and isn't squirrely in the wind would be a bonus. This will be my 2 up bike. Being 51, I'm concerned that too powerful or too heavy of a bike would be beyond my ability- especially carrying a passenger. I'm 6'1", 210lb and she's 5'1", 130lb. So my question to those more experienced than me, particularly 2 up riders in the know... For $5,000ish, what would you recommend I buy to meet these 2 up comfort and reliability needs?