I am having a hard time deciding what bike to purchase. As I’ve mentioned in my into, I grew up riding a dirt bike (Yamaha Big Wheel – which was awesome for riding around forests and climbing sawdust piles at the lumber mill). My first street bike was a 1980 Yamaha XS650. I want to stay around the same size (due in part to the price), but since none of the dealers around here will let me test drive new bikes I just can’t decide which bike I want. My commute is about 52 miles round-trip with about 38 of those miles on the freeway. At first I was looking at the dual purpose Suzuki V-Strom 650, but realistically I’ll probably rarely ride it off-road and if I do it’ll probably be just a few dirt roads here and there. So then I started looking at the Honda CTX 700ND ABS and the Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS. I am definitely getting a bike with ABS. I’ve read reviews and watched YouTube videos, but I really can’t decide. Anyone have experience with these and can help me out.