I've put my Softail up for sale because my riding buddies have pretty much fallen off the map. One has inoperable cancer, one built a house and needs to finish it off and landscape it, and the other bought a real fixer-upper house that will consume much of his time for the foreseeable future. I love the bike, but because of its high value (and Harleys depreciate VERY slowly!) I feel stupid paying a value-based excise tax every year to the state so I can get it registered, only to use it a few times a summer for one-person joy-rides. All my regular riding buddies are over 50 (I'm the oldest) and we used to go for day-long tours with our wives, but I don't see that happening again, realistically. I have always owned a bike, but have had Harleys for well over 20 years, so I'm pretty much ignorant about what else is out there. I have considered dual-purpose bikes (street-legal, but with off-road capabilities) but I'm not sure that's the way to go, if I want to have the capability of jumping on I-95 for a (200 mi round-trip) jaunt to Portland. I'm not sure that a crotch-rocket is for me, either, though. Any suggestions?