I recently sold my Road Star Warrior, and it was sad to see it ride away. But my body could no longer take the abuse. 3 crushed vertebra and herniated disk and possibly broke my neck a while back and I had major shoulder surgery thank you Air Force. So the search is on for the next motorcycle. Initially I though if a cop rides it, that will work. I will be using it to commute about 30 miles round trip and for drill (Air Force Duty) weekends a 120 mile highway commute.
Here is the skinny of what I am looking for. Cruiser or tourer does not hurt my feelings.
$7000 MAX I would prefer closer to $6k.
Neutral Ride Position- I want to sit generally upright.
Power- something similar to the output of the RSW.
2 up- must accommodate my loving wife.
Must be fuel injected.
I would prefer bags and or top box option.
I need wind protection for highway riding.
First ideas: FJR, ST1300 or maybe K1200gt but difficult to find at my price. I also thought about the Stratoliner, or Road Star 1700 but I'm not sure they are FI. The VFR800 just misses, to much weight on my hands (helibars?) not sure about the 2 up riding. I am open to dual purpose too. Let's see what you have in mind.
Ignore the ZZR.