Hi Yall, Well, it's almost time! 5th of October is the date not that I'm counting. I'm starting to look at bikes and keen for some suggestions - I'm no demon rider by any means and this bike is purely a weekend ride (don't commute). I'm on a GS500E at the moment and can't wait for a fairing - that said I've loved this bike. I'm looking for something that will cover lots of Ks comfortably and be comfortable for a pillion so that rules out the supersports (or does it?). I like a twisty mountain pass as much as the next bloke, so I want something that handles. Not into the cruiser thing so that leaves a sports tourer or an adventure tourer. I'm quite taken with the concept of a VFR800 but it's hard to tell what I'll like without riding a few bikes. How much of a handling trade off are the adventure tourers? Have a mate who took a DL1000 for a run and hated it - but then he owns a blackbird and was comparing the DL to a GS1200 beemer. I like the idea of getting off the beaten track a bit but don't want one if the on road trade off is too great. Soooo, I'm open to anything really so long as it fits into a maximum 10K budget. (looking at used of course) Sorry, that was a essay! Thoughts?