My wife and I both ride. We are looking for a bike we can both ride as we cannot afford two bikes. I currently have an older sv1000s which is way too much bike for her. We are considering a new 2012 Gladius with ABS as there's some good deals to be had on them right now. I know she will be comfortable on a Gladius, but what about a 6'1" 200 pound guy like me? I do like to go for short two day trips a couple of times a year with friends and we will put 6-8 hours a day in. Mostly I go for 3-6 hour day rides.