I'm coming off my restrictions, and since I've lost my CB400 to my other half I have been looking for an upgrade. I've done my homework, looked at cost, insurance, maintenance, and come down to a decision between two very different bikes. I'm torn. The Street Triple R looks like a hell of a lot of fun to ride, with top notch brakes and suspension. I'm pretty heavy, so adjustable suspension would be nice. But I'm also a pretty sedate rider (compared to most riders), so I'm not likely to give the bike a real workout unless I take it to a track day or an advanced rider training course. The F650GS looks good to me (I know people have different opinions), and most reviews are very positive. It has better fuel economy than the Triumph, and has much better capacity for luggage. It also has some capacity for off-road, or at least dirt track riding, which would be fun. Most of my current riding is inner urban Melbourne commuting, with occasional day trips. But we would like to do some longer tours, where the luggage capacity of the Beemer would really be a bonus. And I have friends who go riding in the forest on the fire trails on dirt bikes, and it would be fun to go out with them some time. So I see the pros of the Beemer being its versatility, and the fact that it would carry my laptop and wet weather gear to work comfortably, as well as more substantial luggage for touring. Cons are that it doesn't have the power or handling of the Triumph. Pros of the Triumph are the sheer sexiness of the bike, and the way it handles. Cons are very limited options for luggage (small-ish tank bag and tail bag) which would make it less suitable as a tourer. Also the fact that I may never ride it the way it was intended to be ridden. What have I missed? I'd love to hear from people who own or have ridden either of these bikes. At the moment I'm leaning towards the Beemer because of the options for touring and a bit more adventurous riding. But every time I look at the Street Triple R it makes me want to change my mind. Advice? Stories? Suggestions?