Currently east TN, near mountains, Dragon etc. Will likely keep place here and leave a bike or two. But be based in Chicago mostly (mrs has new job). She and I will have weekends to explore, and I will have more time to explore and tool around. But it's flat. I'm used to having to think about crossing mountains and flowing through lots of twisties. I am also used to using a bike for just about everything. So a city with public transportation will be a challenge. I am also not used to riding in and out of a major city, although N. Virginia wasn't a problem (used to commute there via bicycle).
So our bikes will likely be out in the country at a family place, which we will be able to access via public transportation to a car/truck of ours stashed in storage and thence to the country place.
Mrs claims there are miles of gravel and rough country roads and other cool stuff like that. My Versys 650 would no doubt do this stuff. Her F700GS will certainly do it, too.
However, I sat on a Honda 250 and the Versys 300 (which she has been promoting) a couple of days ago. Then I saw this video:
I am now considering whether I would enjoy a Versys 300 more than the 650. I could leave the 650 here, where the power comes in handy for running up and down mountains and the Interstate travel, and get a 300 to use on the flat lands.
I anticipate some Interstate work to get fun places, then a mix of country roads and secondary highways, with perhaps gravel thrown in. Any reason the 300 wouldn't work for this?
I'd keep my Guzzi up there eventually for cross country stuff (1400 California).
Comments very welcome. Thanks