i've been toying with the idea of another bike for a while now, thinking of a cruiser like a vstar or maybe a st bike; vfr, honda st or blackbird, bmw???
the reason is i want to do a road trip this year at more of a leisurely pace and cart gear around but still have a machine that will allow me to enjoy the road (i realize this is highly rider dependent tho).
my initial thought was a vfr with hard cases but it may be more sport than i want, too close to the rc. i feel i need to move more in the other direction. plus for some reason right now the idea of a cruiser appeals to me. so i'm looking at something with removeable hardcases, comfort for longer days, shaft drive would be nice, decent range and of course some style. this means no tractors - sorry vlisters - although, i am not totally adverse to the idea of some sort of enduro/adv bike.
the other idea i had was to get custom racks made up for the rc so i can hang hard cases of of it, but i don't know if i want to do a big trip that is more cruise than sport oriented on that bike.
price? definitely looking under $10K, thinking more like $4-6.