I'm on the hunt for a adventure bike next season or two to free up being beat up on the Beta. Don't get me wrong. The Beta is truly a do all machine. But even I have to admit that after 300 miles it wears me down. I really miss the 400-500+ mile day rides I enjoyed on my Ninja. I'm looking for a bike I can ride comfortably from daybreak until sunset in relative comfort. Rode a BMW GS adventure and hated it!! Shaft hop and motor pulling you over when accelerating. The most strangest handling bike I have ever rode in my life. I scratch my head why these are so popular at almost 30,000.00. KTM Super Enduro: Oversized dirtbike, fast, fun, but no better than my Beta for long days in the saddle. KTM 1290: Very fast, horrible ABS, scorched my legs, fueling sucked at walking pace speeds. Yamaha Tenere: I got a few hours on that one up in Bishop CA. Hands down the most comfortable smooth ride I have ever swung a leg over. Ducati 1200 Enduro: Great bike, huge 8 gallon tank, 150HP, ABS, fueling and traction control were flawless. Electronic everything including suspension. My legs were a little cramped. In all honesty I cannot imagine taking it on anything other than a fireroad. Very Very fast! 45-93 in third gear at a blink of the eye!! Honda Africa twin: ?? Swung a leg over it. Big bike and wonder how good it would be for long days in the saddle. Aprilia Caponord Rally? I really want to swing a leg over one of those. They look nice. I have actually been thinking of getting a low mile KTM Adventure 950 carbed. I see them from time to time with under 10K miles for around 5000 bucks. Not sure how well they would be for huge mile days. And the reliability has me nervous. I wasn't sure where to post this. This is a Japanese beast forum but I figure a lot of you have ridden a bunch of brands. What are you guys rolling on and why?