Last october I traded my G650GS with 20,000 miles, for a Kawasaki Concours 14. Price figured into the deal, I wanted a bike with touring credentials, and the Kawi was a lot of bang for the buck.
Ive put 3000 miles on it. I've dropped it 3 times, and had it lowered. I'm short, 5'9" with a 27" inseam.
The bike is massively fast. It scares the crap out of me a lot of the time, especially combined with the weight. I look down and I'm going 90, without thinking about it.
The weather has been really nice this winter, but I haven't gone far. I took the G to portland maine and back in 2 days, massive rainstorm, totally fun. Sort of scared to take the kawi on that kind of trip.
I have a buyer for the bike, and I guess I am thinking about getting something else. Things I'm looking at are the suzuki burgman 650 exec scooter (underpowered), the low version of the r1200r (more power and weight than I need) and the f650gs low.
What else should I be looking at / thinking about? Part of the reason I bought the kawi was for the traction control.
On the G650GS I had a russell saddle, which was awesome. The ergos were great. Hated the chain, but didn't think about it a lot of the time. Never dropped it. Kind of scary on the highway passing trucks where the kawi is just planted. Fun bike, easy in the city and parking at work. The gas mileage on the kawi sucks.