Heyo all. I currently ride a 2008 Aprilia Tuono as my every day commuter, tourer, and occasional corner carver, but my back and neck have finally had enough of my 900 mile days on naked sportbikes and I'm thinking of getting into the dual sport/tourer game for the upright riding position and ability to go off road. I've never ridden dirt but if I had a bike capable of doing it I'd be seeking out the dirt as often as possible. The two bikes I'm looking at are the Stelvio NTX and F800GS. I like that the Guzzi comes with all the accessories already installed, but the BMW is a few thousand cheaper to buy and I can get panniers and engine guards later. I'll be looking at 2013 models of both bikes. My questions are these: How buzzy is the motor through the bars? I have carpal tunnel and high frequency buzzing puts my hands to sleep. I had a Yamaha FZ1 (Inline 4) that I couldn't ride due to the buzzing. But the bigger vibrations from the Tuono V Twin don't bother me at all even though it vibrates a lot more, it's a low frequency vibe that I kind of enjoy. I know parallel twins can be buzzy, if that's the case with the 800 it'll probably be a deal-breaker. On the low suspension model, are the front and rear both lowered equally to maintain the same geometry, or is just the rear lowered? I'm 5'5" with a 29" inseam, if I can hack it on the size model l I will, just so I can have the centerstand, but if need be I'll probably go with the low model. How good is the 800 on really long trips? Like multi day cross country rides, would I be much better off just saving up the extra cash for the Guzzi? What are the valve service intervals, how easy are they to check and how often do they actually need adjusting? The 12000 intervals on the Aprilia are annoying. Would the F700GS be a better bet for me? Most of my riding will be on road but I also want a bike that will be capable off road and not just look like it is. I probably won't be jumping logs or anything, but riding on trails here in the Northeast. Thanks.