I haven't rode a bike in several years, so consider this my second bike.
I've always been attracted to Triumphs being a Brit.
What is the equivilant to a HD Sportster, or Soft Tail?
I would want a very basic cruiser, good on gas. Sharp, old-school look to it. Power doesn't matter. I wouldn't take it on long road trips, just to cruise for a day, or half a day. It does have to be good at taking the Tail of the Dragon, I live there. So I would only ride it on mountain switch backs, s curves, elevation changes, etc.
That is what has come to mind so far.