I’ve been without a bike for a couple of years, since I sold my 1991 Suzuki GSX-1100G. I still have a 1981 Suzuki GS-1100E, but it is high mileage and needs work. I was looking at used bikes for over a year, trying to decide which bike would be best for me. I had decided I didn’t want a 4 cylinder bike anymore. I really didn’t like the looks of a lot of bikes and there really aren’t “standards” anymore. If you want a sit upright, feet under you, street bike now, you pretty much need to get an adventure bike. I ended up deciding on either a 650 or 1000 Suzuki VStrom. Over the winter of 2012/2013 National Power Sports, a local dealer that sells used bikes over the internet and has a showroom, had a couple of DL-1000’s. I visited them a couple of times and had pretty much decided on getting one of them. Just as I was about to put a down payment on one, Suzuki had a zero percent financing deal and Rochester Suzuki had a good deal on a new 2012 DL-1000. For just over $3,000 more than a used one I could get a new one with no interest. I purchased it on 2/20/2013.