I am currently on a '12 Ducati Multistrada. It is a fantastic bike in all respects save 1: protection. Threads abound here and elsewhere on solutions for the wind noise and buffeting, but I think it might be the way the bike is built and the way I am built (6' with a longer torso). I am not in total despair (yet) but... So, I have been looking at something that will offer better protection, especially as I ride farther and farther out (150 mile days are the norm, and 300+ mile days are common). I did a 2000+ mile trip this summer and the buffeting and noise were pretty awful. Additionally, I commute on road trips for work with 2-4 hour round trip excursions. As I said, I REALLY LOVE the DUC. Specifically: 1. Upright riding position is all day comfortable (except for the wind). 2. That engine. Oh. My. Laws!!! Somewhere around 6000 RPM, it feels like it has been smacked in the ass by the Hammer of the Gods. 3. Lighter weight means I can flick it around. I am not a great rider, but after 5 years, I am a competent rider. I love that this bike goes right where I point, and does exactly what I ask it to do. 4. She's dead sexay! 5. Twisties. Slab. Country roads. Even a little offroad. This bike does it all. I am wondering what I should be considering? Is there a similar I'll-tempered hooligan tourer with all day protection out there? Has anyone here graduated from the Multi, and what were your results? Thoughts?