My wife commuted on her 650 GS single for a few years cheap to run, good mileage and abs.
I think that any bike with abs is a good choice
650 v Strom are the cheapest to run
a 650 paris dakar or the vstrom will give you the best ergonomics and road view
From Adele Tompkins, Executive Director of BCCOM, in a post to me on BC Sportbikes www.bcsportbikes.com/
"Bill, I know you are of the ATGATT ilk but I think at times it clouds your reasoning."