So I think I've narrowed my bike desires down to the Kawasaki Versys 300, the Royal Enfield Himalayan, and the BMW G310GS. I like the higher top end on the BMW, I like the looks on the RE, and...well, the Versys is kind of there - it gets good reviews and everything. I won't be tugging around the highways all that often, but I like having the option. But I like having the factory center stand on the RE. I've got some Kriega bags I'd like to strap on - they're the universal types that will take a generic pannier frame and bolt on. No top boxes though. Riding habits will mostly be running 10-15 miles to the train station and parking, but I'd like to run the 30+ miles each way to work occasionally. All city street or highway, won't ever get near an off road. I'm also at a point where I'd just as soon have a 'zero maintenance' bike, so I'm worried about the RE reliability. Sounds like the fork bearings and an oil leak might be 'a known issue'? BMW doesn't have a ton of cons aside from premium fuel type and potentially more expensive shop maintenance, and a non-OEM center stand. I'll be going to sit on a couple tomorrow. I looked at the G and F 600 through 800 BMW bikes, but I don't think I can afford them. I prefer a slightly newer bike so the 2000-2010 era bikes are a bit too old.