Hi all, New to this forum, so hopefully this post hits the right destination. Lately I have been wanting to get away from sportbikes due to more pain in the hands and back. I've ridden several ADV style motorcycles and believe it would probably be the best direction to go. There is a brand new 2017 Caponord Rally at my local dealership. I must admit, I have never sat on a more comfortable seat. My wife thought the same. (We ride one up quite often). At the same time, I have been saving money for a Multistrada. I've always been a fan of their Vtwins and Ducati's vision and taste. Overall, I plan on riding 90% on road with a few shortcuts here and there on gravel. So I'm not too worried about off road capability. However, it is nice to know that your bike is capable of you getting lost in the middle of Colorado or something. Both bikes are Italian. Except the Caponord is no longer in production, and the Ducati 950s costs a bit more when brand new. Here are my questions: Does Ducati offer more reliability over the Caponord? Or vice versa? Is the Multistrada worth the several grand extra over the Caponord? (They both seem to offer very similar electronic aids and riding positions) I plan on test riding both the bikes. However, I know that one single test ride can never replace years of ownership and experience. If any of you have suggestions, I would absolutely love to hear them. I've seen all of the YouTube videos and read many posts. I probably just need a slight nudge towards the right direction. My biggest fear is to end up with a motorcycle that will be overly dependent on the dealership and not trustworthy when 500 miles away from home. Also, I plan on keeping the bike for many years. (Longterm outlook) PS, I also have a soft spot for the Vstrom 1000, but the lack of cruise control and the factory seat is a bit of a deal breaker. Thank you!