Personally I have always liked the KLR esp. the new design. IMO you would have been hard pressed to make a better choice. Kudos to you for keeping your priorities in order while allowing yourself the fun you deserve.
2006 BMW HP2E: Teutonic Dreadnought
2011 Husqvarna TE630: Swedish heritage, German engineering, Italian flair
2011 BMW S1000RR: The Barvarian Bullet
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