I’m kicking around the idea of a reliable motorcycle to commute on. Two have caught my eye. One is sensible and one is fun. BMW F650gs and DR-Z400SM. Both get around 65mpg. Both are 100,000 mile engines with nice long maintenance intervals. The bmw is the durable rotax 650 that’s been around for ever. The 400 Suzuki is also a legendarily robust engine. I found a GS owned by an older guy with 7000 miles for $4200. The only DR-Zs that I’ve found used have multiple young owners. A new one with tax, title, destination etc is about $9000. I know for sure I’d enjoy the DR-Z more. I have another supermoto that I used to commute on when I was younger and it’s hard to have more fun on two wheels. Problem is, it’s a race bike that gets less than 40mpg, needs oil changes every other ride and valve adjustments every 50 hours. It’s more for fun than practicality. I can’t get excited about the BMW, but it’s a far more sensible choice. I’m torn on what to do.