I'm still on a mission to find the perfect bike for me, with some fairly picky requirements: 1) Must fairly upright riding position due to neck/shoulder issues. 2) Must be able to take lots of luggage and still be reasonable to ride two-up, with at least vaguely comfortable seat. 3) Must be reasonable to commute to work everyday and ride around the city, so decent clutch/low gears, good visibility and lights, able to filter. Lesser requirements are: 4) Must also be fun to blast around twisties on the weekend. 5) Can handle the occasional dirt road. Bikes I've tried and how they've failed: Suzuki V-Strom 650 -- excellent for points (1) , (3) and (5), good enough for (4), but fails on (2) -- the seat is comfy, but the engine and suspension just isn't up to three luggage cases and two riders. BMW R1200R with raised bars -- fine for points (1), (2) and (4). (3) is OK but the seat isn't that comfy for a pillion (although I'm looking at fixing that). Commuting on it is annoying though -- the gearbox sucks at low speed, constantly clunkily changing between first and second. The single headlight isn't that great and there isn't great visibility at it's height. It's really evident that cars don't realise I'm there on it, compared to when I'm riding the v-strom. (A bike which is higher and has 4x as many headlights) So I'm wondering about switching to something else yet again, and currently I'm wondering about The Versys 1000, the Tiger Sport 1050 and the new V-Strom 1000. I suspect they'd have the capacity to go touring but yet still have decent manners in rush hour traffic, and they appear to have a decent seat and fairly upright riding position. Has anyone been riding those? The v-strom and tiger are fairly recent releases, but the versys 1000 has been around for a while -- although I don't think I've ever seen one on the road! Any opinions people can give on how they compare to each other, and for my purposes? Perhaps you'd like to suggest something I've missed..