XsilverGS: thanks a lot for the quick answer, yes it helps a little bit. I am considering the R model because I am sure the 30mm difference (comparing to the normal 1190 version) will make the difference while traveling in both on and off road terrains. R version has 220mm suspension travel front and rear, the "normal" version has 190mm both front and back. The same applies at least with my GS adv. I have noticed difference between the normal GS and the adventure. As said, thanks for your answer and the comment regarding center stand :eek1 Enjoy your nice bike Would really appreciate feedback from someone who changes it often: if it's easy and how much time it takes.