Hi inmates, I'm a newbie. Some background: I've owned my 1990 R80GS from new, done over 50,000 miles around Europe on it, visiting 25 countries. Longest trips: 1990 - Scotland-Nordkapp-Finland-Poland-Czechoslovakia-Austria-Germany-Netherlands 1993 - Via 11 Mediterranean islands to Ankara 1998 - Algarve 2002 - To the Costiera Amalfitana and back via Andorra 2004 - Eastern Europe to Mount Nemrut and back via Crete 2006 - To Venice via the Alps 2007 - Turkey (again) Longest run - Aosta to home, 770 miles, 14 hours. Now I'm thinking of getting a new bike for another trip to Turkey and I can't make a decision about which one. I'm slightly tempted by the Ducati Multistrada and the KTM 1190 but having rented smaller trailie bikes (Honda 200, Kawasaki 250, Suzuki 350, Yamaha 650, Kawasaki 650) in Turkey over the years, I realise I want something light that can handle goat tracks as well as autobahns. Ideally it would have to be a sub-180kg 750 or thereabouts, something that can take some luggage and be fun/easy to ride on brown lanes. I'm guessing it might have to be a Transalp or a light KTM, but I don't find them very sexy! If I can't find anything I like, I'll just stick with giving the R80 a bit of an overhaul. Any suggestions? Cheers, David.