I understand all the arguments for light bikes. I'd love to pretend I was running Dakar but I live in Chicago, which might as well be the middle of nowhere as far as riding goes. I can't even complain too much about my Ninja 300 until I sit on an interstate doing 80mph for 3 hours. But that is what you have to do if you want to see something interesting. So taking a sledgehammer to my problem, which big bike do I want? Wants: 1. The ability to run at 80mph until the tank runs dry (well, hopefully a few miles before that!) and the bigger the tank the better. The faster I can be out of the city (and fuel stops count) the better. 1b. Factory cruise. Simple plug and play after market would't be terrible but throttle locks are lacking, and I don't want to spend time troubleshooting a Rostra. 2. Rough gravel road capable. I waver a bit on wanting a Tourabusa, but I do want to do the Dalton or Tuk, and maybe the White Rim in Moab (which is mostly a gravel road with some interesting bits) So I think I'm looking at the S10. Rode a used one. Someone sitting in finance changed his mind off the newer BMW and they literally sold it out from under me. Felt great over the the cities potholes. Rare, rare, rare. The Africa Twin. Would be better off road. I'm not really looking to 2 up, but it does not look much cheaper once you go with a newer cruise equipped one. Whats the road to dirt ratio where the AT becomes better? What else? Tigers/BMW/ KTM. Lots of money for the big bikes. Plus it was the Triumph/BMW dealer that sold the Tenere from under me.