I am considering making the switch from sportbike to SM. I've only owned sportbikes thus far (about a decade's worth) and I think I am ready for a new experience. I guess my question is this: is it worth considering building up your own starting with a street-legal dual sport for cost savings, or should one just stick with the versions that were factory produced? I've noticed that almost all manufacturers of SM bikes have discontinued that line for whatever reasons. I'm hoping this doesn't make the used market for 'tards too artificially inflated (or would it be non-artificially?) It seems like a shame, I thought the category was gaining momentum over the years, not losing it. I'm posting this up in this sub-section of the forum because I would also like to get some takes on what it is like to own a SM around this area. Might be a little limited on responses, I'm not sure how many are around here. Do you find them at all limiting when you need to make freeway trips or just go longer distances? What kind of range do most go on a tank of fuel? Thanks for any replies, I'll keep thinking about it.