Check out either V-Stroms. I have the DL-1000. The Volusia doesn't compare to the 'Strom in regards to power, smooth and comfortable ride, overall rider comfort (rider's in an upright, not fetal riding position), highway stability and handling, gas mileage, luggage capacity and road manners.
I was in love with my Volusia until the day I was in having it serviced and the sales manager that sold me my Volusia asked me if I wanted to take what I thought was the "funny lookin" V-Strom for a test ride. My "short ride" lasted 2 hours and when I returned to the dealership, I traded in my beloved Volusia, wrote them a check for the difference and drove the V-Strom home. After four months, I have ZERO regrets and have put more miles on the V-Strom since August than I'd put on the Volusia the entire previous year of riding.
The 'Strom is a perfect urban assault bike as it takes curbs and rough road surfaces without complaint (thanks to the 19" front wheel/tire), and has that important neck snapping accelleration to prevent you from becomming SUV fodder.
With a saddle upgrade, the 'Strom is an amazing long-distance tourer and it can hold TONS more gear than the Volusia, if you use Givi luggage (compatible with the factory case rack). It's also nice that the 'Strom's v-twin has a wonderfully wide powerband with almost unnoticeable vibration at road speeds. I honestly can't make that claim with the Volusia. I also get a consistent 50 mpg highway with the V-Strom whereas the best I got with the Volusia was about 45 mpg.
Get a center stand for the 'Strom and keep a can of Honda chain lube (a superb, low fling product) handy. It takes me less than a minute to lube my chain. I thought I'd hate the additional maintenance, but it's hardly a bother. Only nitpick is the chain replacement at 10K miles, but I'll replace the stock chain/sprockets with upgraded sprockets and an X-ring chain that'll easily last 20K miles or more.
Tire wear is a little better with the 'Strom. It helps that the 'Strom has FAR better stock rubber than the Volusia. The tires for the 'Strom are tubeless radials which are safer since they won't blow out like a tubed tire AND they can be easily repaired at the side of the road without taking the wheel off the bike. Also, you won't have tire spokes to check and adjust on either 'Strom. The 'Strom also handles FAR better in wet road conditions than the Volusia.