Please forgive what might be dumb questions from a newbie to off-roading... I have a perfect pure road machine (K1300GT) but I've just ordered a 2013 F800GS as a second bike. I recently sold my Tiger 800 (road) and the GS is going to replace that. I really want to get into at least some gentle off-road riding, but the main use of the GS is going to be to commute to/from work daily, rain or shine, on paved roads. On my Tiger 800 I started with Scorpion Trail tires but switched after the first set to Anakee 2's. I found them adequate for the use I gave them, but I doubt they are a good choice for any real off road riding. Yet I don't want to give up safety, particularly in the rain, on the highways. The bike I saw in the dealer's showroom had Scorpion Trails on it, and the salesman asked me what I wanted for tires and I really didn't know what to tell him. If I go with knobbies I fear they would not be as safe on wet pavement as the Scorpion Trails or Anakee 2's, and those are also a far cry from the PR3's I've got on my K1300GT (fabulous in the wet!). Am I wrong in thinking that knobbies wouldn't give me the traction (cornering, braking) in the wet that something like the Scorpion Trails or Anakee 2's would? If I get serious about off-roading I see the possibility of getting a second set of wheels with tires best suited for that. So if needed, I could change back and forth. I just don't know what to do about tires. Maybe best option is to let them put whatever they want on the bike for the first set and then see? What advice can you give me?