Calling GadgetBoy!! And a few others...You know ya gotta love this bike. I sold my 2007 after 45,000 miles and a desire to step into a Super Tenere. I bought another 2012 V-Strom, which I loved and sold after 20K because I wanted something crazy. To quote a friend over at Farm Rulz, everybody should have a hyperbike once in their life. The last 11,000 miles with the K1200S has been nothing short of breathtaking. A buddy in the PB500 crowd said, "Do NOT sell it, it's one of my few regrets". I won't pal...I won't--but ya know? The stable needs a V-Strom in it. It keeps coming back to that. At this stage (age?) I like the kind of dirt the DL does. And I love the XT wheels--same DIDs as were on my Tenere, Starchamp and I are pretty sure. So here it is...GB, farkling has already begun. Wait till ya see my color choice for handle bars, says the colorblind guy. The tried and tested Laminarlip: And the Givi luggage rack, so I can use one of my existing trekkers as a topcase: The K bike is definitely the thrill I need. Riding that home from work on Saturday, on 295S I just couldn't help saying, "Thisss thing is soooooo fuckkkking fasssssst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and laughing. But the DL is so competent in other ways, I gotta have one. Stay tuned friends. Eastern Beaver, Windam countours, heated grips, my old RKA tank bag powered up...and a few ram balls is all...maybe?