Hi all - Had my bike for a few weeks now, KTM 1190 Adventure - reasons I bought it (not in priority): 1) Looks awesome (orange model), later found out it is a bigger head turner than I thought-who doesn't love to ride a cool bike. Too bad I'm married 2) * Depended heavily on reviewers, bike owner comments, this forum and similar - positive on the areas I wanted handling, smile on face qualities... *note: NO TEST RIDE available so I literally relied on the comments of those who sounded sensible/legit) 3) Looked at side by side reviews of GS, Triumph and didn't feel they were as good even though they are also quality bikes 4) I'm not a techy type and really want a bike that's reasobably low maintenance - I know how to clean, fill it up with petrol/gas and check tyre pressure that's it. (time will tell). (Lost me on another thread at the diff with hp at back wheel front wheel and crank - huh? 5) To make my mate and fellow biker seethe with envy and jealousy :) 6) My bank manager was in agreement so I'm now a proud sub one month owner of a gorgeous KTM 1190 Adventure. 7) I do not like orange but love it on my bike. To come: - install orange crash bars when there Is stock - got the L&E side cases (Don't like the top case looks too bulky) - came with EDS Happy days and safe riding all!!!