I'm looking to switch from a cruiser/chopper to something more ADVish. The lure of fireroads and backroads is ever so increasingly enticing, especially with my commute to and from work having lots of opportunities to take a quick detour into a forest. I'm pretty sure my area also has areas of more challenging terrain (definitely double track, possibly single). I have buddies that ride stuff from an older transalp to a GS Rallye and they're near constantly telling what a blast they're having on these and other (off)roads. I'm torn between a few models, all widely differing from each others, namely: Vstrom 650 XT (would take it in leasing and have spare $$ for random stuff. Lowest ground clearance, lowest suspension travel) Tenere 700 (also in leasing, but my accessories would have to be strategically planned for the next 2-3 years) Africa Twin (a 3-4 year old AT would roughly be equivalent to a brandspanking new T7) Super Tenere 1200 (I'd have to make a financial squeeze to get a 3-5 year used). As for myself, I'm a fairly active 100-110kg young guy. Family life won't allow for cross Europe ADV trips. Rather the odd 400-600km once-a-year rally. Commute also involves small cities. I wonder if fireroads will be my apogee or will I yearn for more? And youtube isn't helping with people showing how awesomely fun the T7 is (Swedish Nomad, MAD all things tenere), but then channels like Mototrek and Steve_kamrad are handling the bigger bikes with such ease and make me drool. Does everyone have such a difficult entry into this world? lol Maybe someone has valuable food for thought?