Hi all, the minister of finance has approved the purchase of a new toy. I've settled(ish) on a sport tourer - newer than 2000, less than 40k, around $10k (or less) and preferably with panniers. so far I've tested (and in the order of 'i like it, dunno why') Aprilia Futura RST1000 (beatiful, well maintained, all the kit - but spare parts?) Sprint ST 955 (just like the Futura, really but better access to parts) 'Zuki Bandit 1250 ABS (does what it says on the box) though the order would be reversed for practicality. With the bandit I didn't even feel the wind but on the Futura it was like a sail. Both the ST's left my wrists a bit sad (i know, harden up:nopity, but were fun. The Bandit did everything but be exciting. I don't need it for commuting (at the moment), just fun rides and some long touring, maybe twice a year. Any suggestions???