I went to the local Victory / Honda / Suzuki / Yamaha / Ducati / Triumph / Kawasaki / KTM dealer today. I had my mind 90% set on getting a KTM 990. I thought I might as well go to a dealership where I can literally compare all the bikes I am interested in side by side (except for the BMW GSA) I compared the Multi / Super Tenre, 990, Triumph 800XC and 1200, V-Storm and that ugly Kawasaki bike. Well the Kawi is just too ugly and girly for me (no offense to the guys who have them it jst not for me) so I kicked that to the curb right away. The big Triumph seems WAY bigger than the Yamaha and the price was the most exspensive. The 800 impressed me, it felt nimble. The 990 felt perfect but I question its quality . The Yamaha seemed to be built like a tank. It felt very wide and the front of the bike seemed really far away It felt ALOT like a GSA. The Ducati is too fancy for me. Too many electronics and too much plastic and maintenance for me. Mind you, I did not ride any of these bikes (they wont let you ride anything there) but now I am even more confused than before. I have owned 2 KTMs in the past and I never had a single problem with any of them. But lets face it the 990 has a reputation. I have owned a few Yamahas with great results but I have never owned a Triumph. I question their dealer support. I would never take a bike to be repaired at this "Mega Mall" and I have no idea where another Triumph dealer is even located near me. So needless to say I am alittle concerned about Triumph. As for the Yamaha I was impressed with it. It seems to be very well thought out minus the oil filter placement. the 26000 miles valve adjustment is nice too! The BMW is now definately off the table ! Now I am 90% sure I dont know which bike to buy again !!!