I've been without a bike for six or seven years now, and I would like to pick another one up. I owned a couple hundred bikes between 97 and 2008 as I parted and flipped a lot of bikes for my business. I've owned KTM Supermotos, Moto Guzzi Super Sports, Ducati tourers, SV"s, Japanese liter bikes, and most everything in between. I was very active on the VFR email list in the late 90s and early 2000's, and I have owned half a dozen (or more) 1st Gen and 2nd gen VFRs. I always wanted a 5th gen, but I never got around to it while I was riding. Now that I would like to get another bike, I see the world has moved on from sport tourers to Adventure Tourers. While I have no delusions about my need for a 1250 GS, the 1050 Tiger is something that interests me. They also can be found in that five thousand or less range, which I am shopping for. Otherwise something like a Tuono or a Super Duke would be something I would consider! I'm curious if anyone here has direct experience with the 1050 Tiger and the 5th gen VFR. I am not interested in any later VFR, and though I may like to have another pearl white 93, I really want to have a 5th gen if I get a VFR. I know they aren't really direct competitors, but they seem to be the type of bike that a VFR owner may end up owning or riding.