My BMW R1100R is a terrific bike, a joy on long rides, comfortable, reliable and solid. However, in city traffic it does not perform so well where it can be heavy and slow which got me thinking of buying a new ride. Have been reading the reviews, tyre kicking and keeping my eyes peeled so now I am after suggestions. What bikes should be on my short list? Many I have looked at weigh a ton eg Triumpth Thunderbird LT 380kg (wtf). My requirements: Bike must be suitable for long trips where it can carry me in comfort and luggage. Well made and reliable (I am no mechanic and flaws should not be passed off as character) Uprightish riding position (did I mention I am getting older) Like to read your suggestions as I search for that elusive beast - the perfect bike for me!