I put this in this forum section to avoid getting advices narrowed down to just one brand (as would be the case in Orange Crush or the BMW fora). Here's the deal: I've been riding a late model 990 adventure since 2009 and although the bike has never let me down, it is getting a bit tired and I plan to retire it after this winter (to avoid riding a brand new bike through all the salt/snow). The obvious decision from my part would be to find another 990 or to get the new 1190 R, but I want to broaden my horizon and see if other good suggestions would pop up. I know it's personal and there are no bad bikes and all, but I still want your advice. My riding is 90% functional commuting and thus street oriented, but I do like to take it further offroad than just a local farm road every once and a while. I used to do some serious single track and dirt riding with the 990. Also, it needs to be able to carry lots of luggage as I like to travel for longer periods and distances. Finally, I do all the wrenching myself, so an easy to maintain bike would be a plus (although I think that after one tackled a full 990 service, anything would seem doable). Let the discussion begin!