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OK, I am not going through some mid-life thing, I rode in my early teens until I was 22. I rode a lot of dirt and then rode a Suzuki GT550 for 2 years. I put some 20,000 miles on that bike (which I loved back then).

But, I've always had the jones for a bike. Every spring. You know the feeling.

I have read and looked at a LOT of bikes. Oh man, I love them all but, change my mind every day about which one to get!

I LOVE the KTM Adventure 990 but, wonder about if I can really enjoy this at the age of 52 now.

I love Harley's too. I never wanted to be in the "club" of them but, the new FatBob is very nice.

I also love the Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe. I sat on one and was very impressed with how much bike you get. I sat in a BMW GS 1200 but, man, that's a big bike. I love the Buell Ulysses too.

I live in Maine. The roads are less than ideal. I want something that handles them (hence the Adventure thing) but, I want to be able to take my wife out for a ride too.I feel that the new Kawasaki Versys is nice but, I'd want something a bit faster after awhile. The Suzuki V-Strom 650 impresses me too but....

Hey, any advice appreciated. I know there are sooooo many bikes and I love them all. I love the Moto Guzzi Norge, the Yamaha Raider is VERY nice looking as well. I am very much in love with the British Twins. If they made a (as rumors swirl about it) bigger sized twin I'd be all over it. Love the Triumphs. But, really, you can get the underpowered Bonny's or the brutish Rockets. Wish there was a nice 1200 or so twin! Confused yet? So am I. Help me!!
 

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Oh, I really don't think I'm too old. Really, it's more to do with the time that has elapsed since my last bike. I've ridden a few. Rode my friend's loaded ElectraGlide and liked it but, it was just too mammoth for me. Trying to turn it around in the driveway was nerve racking!

See, my back is not in the best shape (degenerative disc disease) so, I'll not be doing any whoops or berms. But, I do love the idea of the Versys. If it were a bit bigger I'd like it. But, I do want something along the lines of the Adventure. I like the idea of adding luggage, and the overall less-bulkiness compared to the GS1200. Then again, I have grown fond of the Yamaha cruisers too (dealer nearby). I don't know, I'm going to get something for sure. Appreciate all the advice here.
 
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