First off, sorry to all you boys in N. America. Maybe as Honda have given you the Deauville, you'll get this one day... Had a rip around for about 3 hours. Easy is a word that springs to mind. Looks well made and sips fuel. Not as physically large as it's big bro', the Varadero. In fact the size fits me perfectly. Im 5ft 10 and felt i could sit in the saddle for a full day and walk away afterwards. Easy to flat foot at the lights too. Control's are light, gearbox was slick and positive. Needed a taller screen, but that's easily sorted. Weight drops away on the move. Had a go on a BMW K13GT earlier on this week and it left me shaking my head. Way too much for me. Too heavy, too wide, too fast, too expensive. This was more like it. Hassle free fun. Fill tank, press starter, go. Repeat. It felt like all that you will have to do is lube the chain occasionally. On the K i was seeking out smooth surfaced A roads to blast along at mad speeds. The self same roads that have speed cameras and stealth cop cars. On the Tranny i was hacking along B roads, looking for small lanes to dart down. Now, if that doesn't define Adventure bike, then i don't know what is.