Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, but so far I've found it very pleasant, especially compared to so many others out there. I'm not sure if this is the right place for this post, hope you guys won't mind. I've been wondering, what are the comparative strenghts and weaknesses you know between different thumpers. I have my trusty '93 Kawasaki KLR 650 and just bought an '02 F650 Dakar. The dealer, who isn't BMW only, but of several brands, seemed very interested in selling me a KTM Lc4 Adventure instead of my Dakar. Ultimately I chose the D because most of my riding (90%) is on-road, mostly city, some twisties and even some multi-lane highways, wich in Mexico are pretty much speed limitless :jose (not nice when your bike tops out @ around 100mph, and lots of cages with cell phones for drivers will easily cruise at 110+ ogle ). Anyway, what with ABS and all that I figured that for me the better choice would be the D, however I'm concerned with reliablity, the KLR was (is) *dead-reliable* even after a couple of unhappy encounters with subcompact cages, and from what I've read the D might not be as stout. Also, am I right in my assumption that the KTM is intended for more dirt - less road than the D? Over these first 5000km I've been very, very happy with the beemer, but I am a bit scared of the possible repair costs and FI headaches some people seem to have. Anyway, sorry for the length, and thanks for any comments you might have. Tomorrow is Sunday, wich means more F650 miles, even if it rains or gets bitter cold up in the higher passes, I know I'll be the only one with warm hands! Heated grips rule!