I like dirt riding but, at 75, it has to be a light bike. Hence I ride a 270 pound, street legal CRF230L for my off road rambles.
When I bought the CRF in 2009, I demoted my NX250 to become my street bike. It did the job, but after 5 years of being the main means of transportation, I wanted bit more highway passing capability and ABS for aging hands that were not as sensitive as they had been.
I've had the bike a bit over 3 years. It is too heavy and the front shocks leave much to be desired. I went cheap and installed Hagon fork springs for $100 and am satisfied with the bike (RR now sells just their level 1 front suspension package alone, and that should be a much better solution).
Basically it is a modern UJM. The seating is similar to an enduro or dual sport. The bike will cruise all day at 80 mph, it is fun in the twisties, it runs on regular gasoline so no problems when you get way off of the beaten path, and is reliable.
Doing the valve adjustment is a nasty work as you have to pull the gas tank and an electrical board that is under the tank and above the engine. You want to buy the shop manual if you plan on doing more than minimal basic maintenance. Parts are reasonably inexpensive and dealers are common.
I intend to ride this bike until it becomes too heavy for me to manage comfortably, as I really love it, despite it having been built to a price point. Plus I've averaged 68.9 mpg for over the 15K miles that I have tracked it. I installed iridium spark plugs when I redid the valve shims as I intend to ride it for quite a while.