Currently riding (selling) my 2012 Tiger 800XC, an amazing hooliganesqe bike but too heavy and big for what I want to do. I'm sure I'm no different than everyone here in thinking I wish I could have 5 bikes, pretty sure that'd cover it. Yep, 6 bikes would be all anyone would ever need, though lots of people think 7 is a lucky number, but I digress. Currently the bike that is filling the top spot for "best bike for Dave" is the WR250R. I really like the looks of some of the lower displacement bikes from Husaberg & Husqvarna, but there's not a lot of info about their longevity or maintenance while on a LONG trip. OK - so that's where I'm at now. So I'm seeking some input, maybe I've missed something in the 100s of threads & reviews I've read and someone here can clue me in. What I want is a bike that will spend a lot of time on: * Rocky Mountain back roads generally and Utah ones specifically. For this I don't need a desert screamer, I want a bike that will get me there and back safely, is reasonably light-weight, and I'll be able to manage 99% of any field repair necessary. This riding will probably be a large majority of what the bike will encounter; slab for 4 hours to the Henry Mountains then off to the Southern Notom road for some exploration, desert and alpine. * Cross country rides. One thing I've been wanting to do is head South, then East along the coast eventually getting to the Keys. While I'm out that way, I might as well come back via the TAT. Long distance, fire roads, and trails camping as much as possible. This riding would probably be next in time spent; say 2 long rides a year, could be Baja, could be Newfoundland. * Lastly would be a LONG trip, say All the Way Down. I should be able to pull off Central America at least next fall. I realize no bike is perfect for all of these things, but there has to be a pretty short list of bikes that are close. I really can't afford more than one, so I want one that will do most of it very well. I'd say my Tiger would be excellent for options 2 & 3, but for me not option one. Right now the WR250 has a LOT of this covered, plus its inexpensive to get into, and there is SO much technical info and bolt-ons, it is the odds on favorite. Thanks for looking. P.S. I'm really liking the 2009 BMW G650 X-Country for this also, as it's only 30 pounds heavier than the WR250 its my 2nd choice. Though I'm not sure if I'd like it on trails around here.