My old man is 68. He's just back from Bangladesh, where he borrowed my sister's scooter. Before that he was in Greece, where he borrowed a mate's Vespa. He's decided he wants another bike. Must be a bike because (and I quote) "You really can't muscle a scooter around a fast corner, can you?" His only criteria is that it has to be bigger than his last bike. His last bike was a Honda Dream 350 - which he sold in 1963. In the meantime, he's pinched my 400/4 for a few months, riding unlicenced until I threatened to tell Mum. But that was about 10 years ago. He still holds a full licence. The bike will mainly be used for weekend cruising and to keep his road skills up for borrowing/hiring bikes overseas. He's 6ft, about 105kg, pretty fit (hikes in the Andes and the Yukon). Eyesight is good, hearing is terrible. Cruiser style would suit him better and 600cc is about as big as he needs. So, my thinking at the moment is the XV535 Virago, the Honda VT 600 C or the XVS650. Budget is about $7000. An upright mid-size tourer might do the job - I'd be happy to have suggestions but frankly, I have no idea what else is out there. All ideas welcome.