This is my first GS. It’s a 2017 that I scored just before the 1250 was announced. No regrets! I love this bike. Just put 1500 miles on a 4 day weekend, CT, MA, VT, Quebec City to the Saguenay Fjord and back. After four days with the Vario cases I decided to upgrade to the adventure cases a few days ago. Also my 15’ R nine T that I’ve had quite a few adventures with. 26k miles worth!