In the six years since I got my MC license and my 2005 Vstar 650, I have been looking at bikes for sale, and considered getting a vintage sports bike (like a 750/4) or an older goldwing, a touring sports bike like an FJR1300, something to putter around town like an old CB125, and even a Honda Super Cub (just because: "With over 100 million units built as of 2017, that makes the Super Cub the single most popular motorcycle in the world by a significant margin.")
When I finally got my 2000 Royal Star last month i was surprised how much different (better) it is on long rides, how much I enjoy letting those 74 horses loose in 3rd gear. I knew it would be better, but not this much better. Now I wish I had gotten one 4 years ago. I dont think I will be taking my 650 on long rides much anymore - I ride the 650 for commuting and errands, and when I have the afternoon free Ursa rolls out of the garage.
I guess that is the point: riding a motorcycle is one of those things you dont get by talking about it, you have to get on a bike and ride it, ride it enough to get use to it, and then its bringing you joy... or its not.
At this point asking me what bike I would want for my 3rd, would be like asking me who I want to be my next wife. You just dont know until you get there.
I wish there was someplace you could go and borrow a bike for the day or the weekend - it would be fun to ride a sports bike for a few days, or an off-road enduro, a 1950s BMW, or a couple different HDs... but I dont think I would want to buy one.
Thats the problem: once you ride one motorcycle, you want to ride all of them.
Last edited by KCW; 10-17-2018 at 08:32 AM.