Hey everyone, A buddy and I do annual rides around labor day. So far they've been about 3-4 days each for around 1,200 - 1,600 miles round trip. For 2012 we're planning on going all out and doing a tour of the NW united states (rough map here: google maps link ) We've also been talking a lot about a future ride that takes us up into Alaska, which would require a bike that can handle rough roads well. I currently have a 2004 SV650N that I've made several upgrades to in order to make it better suited for touring. I've installed bar risers, a sargent seat, givi toprack, etc, but for the 2012 ride I would really like to upgrade to a nicer bike that will handle long distance rides much better and also have a little more power than my SV. I've been lusting after a BMW F800ST for several years now, but after doing a little more research I'm not sure if I would grow out of it too quick. The 1200GS Adventure looks awesome, and I really like the larger fuel capacity that comes along with it, but it's a little over my price range (trying to keep it under $10k if possible). Anyone have suggestions for bikes to go check out? My girlfriend and I share a car (which means she has it 95% of the time), so I use my SV for pretty much everything from getting groceries to touring, so I'm looking for a new bike that will also fit those needs. My buddy just bought a new KTM 990 Dakar, but it seems a little too focused on offroad riding for my likes. Looking forward to some responses. Thanks!