I've had 'em all; road rockets (GS1150E), Harley's (last one was Heritage Classic), dirt bikes (several RM250's), and the last bike I owned; KLR650. The KLR was probably the most fun and versatile bike of all of them. I could cruise down the highway in relative comfort with decent economy, and I never feared taking that bike off-road. I road that thing the same trails I would with the RM's.
When I get another bike, it is likely to be another KLR.
FWIW; when I was riding Harley's, I put on more miles every year than any of the road rocket guys I hung with previously. I routinely did 10k mi/year. And was never stranded. Harley riders (not pretenders) are the most dedicated riders I have ever known/hung with. Ride 'em hard...put 'em away wet.
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