Hi, I'm new to the forum. Looking for an adventure bike, primarily because I need a more upright riding position. Currently riding a VFR1200F sport tourer, which I love, but I need more of an upright riding position for the sake of my knee and my back. I don't plan on doing any offroading, but broken pavement and some gravel roads might be necessary to cross. Looking for something that I could ride across Canada, yet happily ride through the city. Here's my list of criteria, in order of importance: 1) Upright riding position - I like to be upright, with a slight forward lean on the bars, with my knees as straight as possible. 2) Excellent handling on the pavement - I'm not concerned about the dirt so much. I'm road-biased. I'd like a bike that still corners...like a sport bike (is this possible?) 3) An extremely comfortable saddle - I'd like to ride from Ontario through the Smoky Mountains, so I'd have to put in some long days. 4) Really good wind protection - I'm getting tired of having my head blow around like a bobblehead in the wind. I'd like more coverage with the screen. An electronic adjustment would be REALLY COOL but not necessary. 5) Shaft drive - I'd prefer this, but I'm willing to give it up if it means getting the bike that's right for me. I'm a bit tired of checking chains and cleaning up grease but I'm willing to forego this. 6) Weight - I don't want something that's so heavy that it impedes its cornering ability. Curious to know what you have to say. Right now, I've looked at a few bikes. Initial thoughts: 1) Africa Twin - no shaft drive; non-adjustable windscreen; not sure how it is on a 10 hour ride day. Wondering how well it corners on pavement. 2) BMW GS - costly; not crazy about the appearance of the base R1200GS, Rallye edition looks cool but I don't need the beefed up forks OR the price tag. 3) Africa Twin Adventure Sports - even more legroom than standard; bigger bodywork to block wind. Wife not crazy about it's appearance (:_ 4)Triumph Tiger 1200 - lots of bells and whistles; adjustable windscreen; electronic suspension; I don't know how well it handles on pavement. As good as the Beemer? And...it's on the heavier side. 5) Triumph Tiger 800 - lots of options and nice and light; has a chain (downer), not sure about how it is after 10 hours in the saddle (let me know! Maybe it's great!) 6) Yamaha Super Tenere - comes with bags! Price with bags is good; not sure about 1200 twin cylinder engine; not sure about handling; it's on the heavier side; not sure about how well the shaft on the Yamaha works; seat looks comfy. 7) Honda VFR1200X - there's a few of these left over from 2016. Also on the heavy side. 1200 V-Four is somewhat neutered to make it safer if taken offroad (I don't care); hear little positive about it; no rear wheel hugger so there's nothing stopping water from spraying up on the rear shock; good deals to be had since it's been discontinued! Unfortunately, none of my dealers have any of these bikes to ride at the moment and I missed the ride day. Curious to hear your thoughts!