I am looking to move up (finally) to an Adventure/Touring bike and am trying to figure out if the Honda AT or the Yamaha ST is the better ride. I have moved to Southern California and want to do go "off-road" when the opportunity presents itself, but most of my mileage will be on back roads with Freeway mixed in. If you asked me for the most important preference it would be all day comfort on paved roads, which will be the bulk of my riding. I live in the LA area, so I have access to the desert, coastal roads, and wonderful mountain passes. My current ride is a 2005 Honda VFR 800A which has been a great machine but I am ready for this change. I am 6ft 3in, 220 lbs and ride solo with luggage as needed. It has been very hard (impossible) to find a Yamaha or Honda dealer which has a bike for a demo ride, so I only have the BMW as a reference point. I got off a 20-year relationship with BMW when it was costing me too much to maintain by BMW road only bikes (four-cylinder machines) Thoughts and suggestions welcome.