Ok, so I've had my 2017 AT DCT for some time now and I've gotten to that point where I still like it, but I'm not in love with it anymore. The newness of the relationship has worn off. The routine has become mundane. In short, the honeymoon is over and the day to day act of living with her has become a little overly routine - the excitement just isn't there as much as it used to be. I find myself preoccupied with other machines. Younger, slimmer more fit machines. Machines that inspire me to dream again. Machines that stir the soul and cause my mind to race, not to mention sleepless nights watching video after video mesmerised by every conceivable aspect and angle and use of the machine. I'm haunted by these things.... Looking at all the things I'd like to do with the old girl and then comparing it to younger, more lustful and attractive machines... I'm kind of left with this dilemma of investing more and more of myself (and my money) or go with something younger and more exciting? Keeping her would mean considerable investments of time and money (new tires, a new seat, a high fender kit). But then in doing so, I'd still be left with a heavy beast that is cumbersome and awkward on play dates, and never really fits in with my friends and their younger steeds. So, what have I been thinking of? The "halfrica' twin - the Honda 250 Rally. I really like how this bike looks. It's got beautiful lines, long legs, and curves that just seem to call to me. Yes, it's down on power, but it's also down on weight and expense. I don't tour as much as I'd like too - far too many obligations and not nearly enough time to enjoy it. And, most of the time I spend riding around on backroads cruising at 60 mph. I'm not the speed junky I once was, and as I get older the more I think about lighter more nimble machines. I only have room in the garage for one. So, what would you do? Neither have cruise control. Both have ABS. Both can handle the kind of riding I'm doing. So, this is my mid-bike crisis. Any thoughts?