I'm really just a poser when it comes to adventure riding. Gravel and nice dirt roads are my favorites. None of that wading the streams and big-assed rock stuff. After a year and a half on a Yamaha Super Tenere, I found myself wanting something just a bit smaller, and maybe a bit more more "off road" oriented. In the end, it was between a KLR and this DR. It had to make 60 mph all day long for those 2-lane road days, and have a seat that wouldn't kill ya after just 20 miles. I lurked around here and read threads until it drove me nuts. Picked up a slightly used 2012 DR650 and it appears that I'll have some more reading to do. Ugh. Great source of information here. Even if some of you are crazy.