So ,when I had my Kawi 2 years ago, it was the first red one in my area. They were new and popular and I chose it over the BMW because of the wire spoked wheels and my plan to ride the NM BDR. When I found out about the $1k service, I shopped around and didn't find much variation in the price. I didn't like the Kawi much on the BDR and I regret not getting the BMW. The 310 doesn't have LOADS of torque, but what it has, it uses well. Also, in mighty KLR style, a countershaft gear change gives you a decent highway rider. The Kawi has NO torque and its wound out at 75mph, without luggage. Ultimately, i traded the Kawi for a Husky Fe350s, no highway bike, but an amazing enduro. I'd love to add a 310 if it's in the cards. From the NMBDR in 2018.