SDAR is a great group. I've seen more territory riding with them in the past 5 years. Fires - worked the last 2 wildfires. No fun and hope we don't get it again ever. KTM's - not "down" on any particular brand but 1 new 950SE blew a voltage regulator and I towed another 950SE with a bad fuel pump..on this ride! They definitely require attention. I do love the simplicity of the DR, though. I got to the same place everyone else did & couldn't ride any bike to it's limits no matter what is was. One of my primary riding buddies has a screen name of Bikeslut - cuz he has no brand loyalty. He's owned and ridden most everything. I'm at the "it's all about the experience" stage of life with nothing to prove.