Finally I put down a deposit on a 2nd hand XT1200 2010 model with 6500 km`s on the clock (4060 miles). Been lurking to get one even before they were released and it took me awhile. Many bikes I got problem not being smooth which means uncomfortable feeling in my hands even long time after the ride. Maybe the bike is to "new" and will get smoother after some time. Will put foam grips on. It does have Pro Taper bars which might not be the best. Heard about some kind of system that got rubber mounted handlebars, could be something? Otherwise the XT1200 is an awesome bike and pretty sure it will easily replace my DL650. It also been approved by my ms which means a lot! Was thinking about the new KTM1190 but could not justify more than double the price and go bush with a $25000 bike does not really go well in my book. Some issues I should look at when purchasing a 2nd hand XT1200? I`m quite excited to have this bike in my stable and keep the others company. It does come with Yamaha crash bars, sump guard and panniers/box all for under 1/2 price compared to the KTM1190, of course no warranty but that is the risk you take I guess. Yamaha does have a good reliability history though so it all should be ok. You will hear from me more in a near future! Cheers.