I am by no means new to motorcycling - well over 250,000 miles on all sorts of bikes over too many years. My current stable is in my signature and I want an ADV road bike seeing as the DR650 (not for sale) has dirt covered to the extent that I want to do dirt. That said, if I ever did get rid of my beloved DR650, it would be for a smaller/lighter DR or similar dual-sport. The Road Glide does the big road trips, on big roads, at big speeds with big amounts of gear just fine. Rode from the east coast to/from Sturgis this past summer and tore up the Black Hills for another 1,000 miles in addition to the t/f travelling - love that bike! I have a 1250S Bandit that I put mild up/back risers on, lowered the pegs to get a little more of an Old Man's riding position and added a V-Stream windscreen which, to be honest, puts a blast of noisy air right on my face/head at just about all speeds. The stock windscreen was pretty much a fashion accessory and the Vstream screen got the blast off my chest and re-directed it to my face/head. Did I mention that I absolutely adore that 1250cc lump? Great engine! The Bandit 1250S is a good bike with a great engine but I just can't connect with the riding position despite flipping the peg mounts over for more reach and the mild pull back risers. I'm only 5.9" with a 30" inseam - I just ain't 20 years old! Though I have too many bikes, there is a void in my stable. I was planning on getting rid of the Bandit for a V1000; thought it was as simple as that - then I started complicating myself. The mission profile for whatever new mount I get is weekend (+/-) trips with the inevitable slabbing of getting to the good stuff, then curvy back roads with some mild dirt; (i.e. fire roads) . Though the DR650 I have (and want to keep) does enough dirt for my riding style - it ain't doing the slabbin' the way I want to slab to get "there." It should be noted that I ride solo but am a chronic over-packer bringing enough gear to invade small countries. Soooooo ..., 1. Do I keep the Bandit 1250S for "Sport Touring" and get a 650-Strom for weekend ADV-ing? 2. Just run that Bandit in everything; maybe with "dirtier" tires? 3. Sell/trade the Bandit 1250S for V-Strom 1000 for longer range ADV-ing and the inevitable slabbing that goes with it? 4. Open to suggestions; I'm not super brand loyal to any particular brand and, other than BMW, am not necessarily ruling any brand out - don't want a BMW. I do wish the Buell Ulysses was still in current production with H-D dealer support! The H-D Pan America (145 h.p.!!!) seems interesting but the CSOB in me will not pay that much and I'm losing confidence in Harley's engineering, design and execution of late. If all of this weren't enough, did I mention that I have the Italian Model hots for that Moto-Guzzi 850TT?? Bringing it back to Suzuki (which I do have some level of brand affection for) the V-S1000 can do what the Bandit does but not what the DR650 does. The V-S650 can kinda/sorta/mostly do what the V-S1000 can do but not so much of what the Bandit 1250S or the DR650 does for me. HELP!