At the end of the day its a BMW ... even their High Performance (HP2) bikes have appalling suspension. So you sure as hell cant hope for anything on their average bikes. If you buy a BMW bike, you are buying the engine ... You are somehow supposed to know you need to have a complete suspension revamp if you want to do anything off road. With the new Husky, changing from 190 to 250 - 300mm suspension travel with good quality forks and shock is the FIRST thing I would do (bet the rims are utter crap too). Its a complete marketing philosophy - they have worked out that the average buyer will orgasm in his / her shorts over 5 more hp, or slick new tweaked plastic panels, but they dont give a flying fu@k about good suspension. And BMW is right. Thats exactly what the average buyer is like and why BMW are one of the very few motorcycle manufacturers doing OK in the crisis. KTM is learning ... KTM adv bikes these days have much smoother more economical and more powerful engines, and the suspension on their adv bikes is getting crappier and crappier. The wheels on the late model 640 adventure, 950/990 adventure bikes are also terrible. KTM learned the hard way that if you want to sell adventure bikes, forget about the adventure components, and just focus on putting a good road engine and gearbox in the bike if you want to sell numbers. When they started making adventure bikes 15 years or so ago, they used top of the range 50mm WP Extreme forks in their 620 Adventure - with DLC coated tubes. Same forks they ran in the Dakar. Now the adventure bikes get the lowest level of forks to come out of the WP factory down the road. The cheapest, simplest forks in the range. In 15 years KTM adventure bikes have gone from having the best suspension they could possibly get, to the worst. Cause now they know ... for 98% of buyers, it just doesnt matter. And if you are in the 2% that care, then you get your wallet out again ... whether you ride a KTM or a BMW or whatever.