Hey lads, So I'm a newbie, got my license some years ago, but not yet bought a bike. My ultimate goal is to travel far on the bike. Central Asia, Afrika etc. But first I need to get experience the next years, exploring Europe from Denmark. I imagine week long trips to Norway, Alps, Romania etc. So classic highway travel for some days until I get to smaller, sometimes possibly poor roads. I live in Denmark, so bikes are insanely taxed, and I cannot just buy what ever takes my fancy. My dream bike is right now something like the t7 or f800gs, but one is not on market, the other too expensive. And both maybe not ideal for the 80% highway travel I will be doing while I get experience. I am 6"5, so I prefer a proper high position and distance to foot pegs. So, for these euro trips, I wonder should I go for something like the 2013 dl650 (cheap, good for highway, boring) or 2013 xt660z (cheapish, ok for highway, lovely)? As a beginner I want to buy as much safety as reasonable, so I believe abs is a must. Compared to the non-abs, the XT abs gets some nasty comments about battery placement, suspension travel etc in these forums. But if I will buy into the t7 when going outside europe (to harsher roads) anyway, will that matter? And will the two cylinder yamaha t7 be more mechanically similar to the two cylinder dl650, or the yamaha xt660z? Aaahh the joy of anticipation and speculation Any words of advice from you adv gods?