I'm starting to evaluate bikes for my next long-term ride. I expect to get it sometime next season, but who knows. I do know that I want to go to a sport-touring bike and have determined that the following are contenders. If you have any of these or have opinions on the marques, please add your comments.
Ducati ST4s (996 motor version, looks tantalizing)
Honda ST1300 (the new one)
Honda VFR (the new one)
Yamaha FJ1300 (if it comes to USA)
Kawasaki ZZR-1200 (not sure about this one though, carbs)
Triumph ST (I've riden these a couple times and love 'em)
I do virtually no two-up riding and live in a mountainous region (high elevation) I do tend to favor lighter weight, however I want a stable platform. Some of the bikes mentioned run a tad heavy for my tastes, but they're all superb machines.
One thing in particular, directed to the Ducati riders here, what have been your experiences concerning reliability?
Comments, suggestions, & thoughts are welcome