Not sure where to put this thread....Japanese bike section or Italian....I picked here..... What may seem like wildly different bikes, have come down to scratching the same itch for me. Anyone owned both? Or have lots of experience with both? My riding will prob be 90% around town/suburban neighborhood taking “decompression” rides post work for my mental health. You know...making up excuses to ride the bike.....”what’s that honey....we’re out of mustard? I’m on it!!!!” While I do plan to get some Adv riding in, I have to honest with my self. While I’d love to take multiple trips all over the US, the reality of my job, limited time off, and budget will mean a few...maybe 2-3 short trips (3-4 days each) a year. And with those trips the riding won’t hit too much extreme off road. My take on the bikes..... NC750X Pros: It’s a Honda (means something to me) Great storage for in town scooting around I can get a DCT (this really intrigues me for some reason) Comes with some wind protection Costs less. Cons Probably out of its element off road on anything other then maybe a gravel road. Desert Sled Pros: Style, style, style. I’m a half century old and I’m just drawn to this thing. Will have some decent off road ability. Cons: Air cooled. Just seems low tech to me. Possibly a bit harder to pack with stuff. Costs more Will it be as reliable as a Honda? Even if you haven’t owned both...please give me your thoughts. Thanks.