Big non Vee
This may well turn into a rant more than anything, largely against a seeming lack of big torquey comfy motorcycles that are good at going around corners and don't cost a fortune. I've had my Wee for a year now, and ridden it enough to know that I reallllly, really really like it, and don't really want to get rid of it, but that I DO need something with a bit more poop to haul myself, my SO, and all the crap (most of which we never need...) around for longer distances in steep hilly places (where we like to go..). Obviously I could buy a Vee, which I could actually afford, but everyone says I'll just miss the Wee, plus I'd feel a little silly buying pretty well the same bike twice. OR I could go buy a big GS and go bankrupt either from the purchase price itself or the maintenance, and be afraid to enjoy it in fear of breaking something that expensive. Maybe I should look for a used Tiger? Probably too heavy but I haven't ridden one so who knows, unless I find an 800 which again costs way too much. WHY does the Vee have to be the only bike in this class that I can afford?!!?!?
SO really, are there any other big tall comfy standardish bikes (offroadability is not terribly important), preferably powered by a twin, say 900CC+, with good luggage and hard parts options, ability to mount giant windscreen and a fuel range of 200+ miles and under 550lbf, that can be bought used with reasonably low (say sub 40K miles) for under $6500 US?