Here is a quick primer for how to buy a motorcycle. You want either a Sportster or a V-Strom 650. Those are what you narrowed it down to. Now, go ride each one for as long as you can get away with, and then pick the one you really like. The hell with what anyone else says. They are both competent motorcycles that will do most of what you will ask of them. So go ride em and come back and tell us what you got. Use that advice for the rest of your life, and you will never buy a bad bike, because it will be the one you love.