So I've had my current 20 year-old bike, a DR350, for about 8 years and it's time for a change to something a bit fresher. My main motivation is to get something that feels more planted and refined. Every bike I've owned has felt a bit squirrely to some extent and I had thought this was just how motorbikes were. Cornering isn't too bad but they've felt a bit unstable when cruising in a straight line and feet-up u-turns etc. have been very difficult. Then I had the chance to ride a Versys 650 and was blown away by how stable and planted it felt. I suddenly realised that I wasn't that crap a rider and that actually the bikes I'd had were the problem. It felt like I had a magic, invisible hand holding the bike upright for me. I've since had similar feelings on a CB1300 and, of all things, an old RD500 that wasn't running on all cylinders. I've been trying to work out what causes this difference but I'm coming up short. I'm 6'2 and 260lbs. Rider weight\suspension is definitely part of it as getting heavier springs for my DR changed it from outright dangerous to merely slightly unsettling. Steering, wheel and suspension bearings were all suspects but those are things I tend to keep on top of, and one of the worst handling bikes I've owned was an almost-new CBF600. I've been on a other very new bikes that weren't great either. I'm having a hard time seeing any connections. I've also not heard of other people having similar issues, which confuses me. Any ideas?