Nice report, very nice Duc's, and very nice you get to do it with your chick. Its funny- my bikes are pretty practical (Bandit 1200, DR650), but I have always had an affinity for nasty V-twins. I probably better NOT get one or your GF might be wheeling me into some emergency surgery room
Im considering going from my D90 to a D7000, but im currently holding out through the next Photokina to see if Nikon FINALLY releases a D300s replacement (D400 presumably). Hows that 17-55 f/2.8? Im considering it, a nikkor 24-70 f/2.8, or a tamaron 24-70 f/2.8 with OS for my own trip coming next year..