I bought a Harley Nightster 1200 about ten years ago during a quarter-life crisis. It’s gone through several changes over the years, and now it’s a stripped-down bobber. I love it, and it gets looks wherever I go, but it’s a deathmachine that gets 80-90 miles per tank, and usually by then I’m more than ready to get off and stretch. I’m looking at a new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT, and although it’s not the prettiest machine, it has safety features, working mirrors, ample storage, a 5 gallon-gas tank, and comfort. I know I should trade in the sportster, but I’m sure I’ll get an insulting trade-in offer, and dammit - it just makes me happy to look at. I don’t know what I want out of this thread, but I need to vent to the universe. If I bring the topic up with the Mrs. one more time she’ll probably make me wish I hadn’t.