My wife and I ride together, our last bike was a Goldwing. We sold it for her to go to anesthesia school. We are thinking about having another bike, and want something light and easy to handle. Power is not an issue, I have found over time that all bikes go fast enough for me... eventually. The V-strom 650 seems like a pretty good fit. I was poised to purchase one this weekend but research on this forum has lead me to believe that the price I was going to pay is way to high. There are only a couple of options locally, a 2013 650 Adventure with 1700 miles for $5500 and a non-adventure 2014 650 model with 6200 miles with added panniers and case guards for $5200. Those both seemed to be pretty good deals until I read this forum and realized they were maybe $1000 (?) too high. I am thinking now that perhaps I should wait until Winter. I know the deals with be better then. What do you guys think?