Just a few words about me. I'm 57 and currently ride an '84 BMW K100RT. I do about 15k miles a year on it and intend holding on to it even after I buy a Crosstourer.
Like a few others on this section, I've been left a few quid this year and the wife said that I should treat myself while I still can. Hoping to have it sorted out by next spring.
Tried quite a few bikes over the summer including BMW, KTM and Triumph. All great bikes but not what I was looking for.
Liked the GS but got the impression that unless you upgrade to a new one regularly, the cost of repairs could be frightening.
The only Honda I tried was the Crosstourer DCT, precisely because of the gearbox.
Very impressed with the DCT from the start. Can't say that I loved the rest of the bike straight away, but I do think its the sort of thing that grows on you and going over all the bikes I tried in my head, I feel that it does tick almost all the boxes.
The wife was keen to point out that I was always in love with the last bike that I tested.
Until I tried another!
The forum seems to be a nice, friendly place and looking forward to picking up advice and contributing over the winter months while I wait.