I'll never sell the XT, but I am looking at a v strom tomorrow for the longer trips. Maybe have one by next riding season if my back feels up to getting back into things
On a note actually related to this thread. I got the 06 XT running today. Tank is rusty and nasty inside and some of my tubing is corroded and cracked so I ordered some parts. Should be riding again by Mon-Wed depending on when they get here!