Beginning to look at an upgrade from my Yamaha FZ-6. I have ridden the offerings from Honda and Yamaha for touring bikes and they are both way heavy and if I am going to go that heavy I might as well get a Gold Wing. I looked at the new Duc 1200 S and really like the feel of it. I also was able to look at the BMW R 1200 GS (125HP model). evidently there is another one that has 15 less HP WTF!. Anyway, I have sat on the KTM 990 SMT and I currently love my KTM 530 EXCR. The bike will mainly see road duty commuting and going on long weekend trips. I really like the look of the luggage on the Duc vs. the KTM and BMW. All of the electronic whiz bang stuff on the Duc scares me a bit. Especially after reading about the problems some folks have had here. Really do not want to end up with something problematic that will spend more time in the shop than with me. I plan to get on the KTM in the next week and then ride them all again. I really love the Hydraulic clutch on all of these bikes.