Well, I finally did it. After reviewing threads here and on advrider.com I sprung for my first dual-sport bike. I go and pick her up tomorrow. I'm as anxious as a virgin teen ager in a room full of cheerleaders. Stats: 2004 KTM 950 Adventure 30 mm bar riser HID Eye of God Carbon Fiber tank guards Remote trip buttons/console control 2 12 volt power outlets Givi luggage mount system Carbon Fiber ducts in windshield to reduce helmet buffeting I am SO looking forward to getting this thing out on the road, be it paved or dirt or sand or mud. To answer the thought on some of your minds: Yes, I fully expect to dent it, scratch it and tear something up.