So I am the proud owner of a 2010 990R Adventure. I traded my Super Tenere for it, as no one seems to want those and I could not give it away, although it was set up perfectly. We took 240 mile ride yesterday and the bike runs fantastically. I had a 2008 990 that I really enjoyed, but it had the quirks that the earlier models had and I sent it down the road. Yesterday, however, the bike did not inspire confidence. I had the tire pressure too high, the sag not set properly and the front TKC 80 is worn. I felt like a racehorse on a skating rink. Q: Being the frugal fellow I am, I really thought going this direction vs ponying up for a 790R would be the way to go. However, I am beginning to think there is no substitute for the technological marvels that are rider's aids as traction control and ABS. My insurance will go up by 100% with the 790R, but I am also beginning to see that as a price of admission to protect my soon to be 50 YO body. In the short term, I will set the bike up properly and take it up the MABDR as see how we bond. Can any fellow inmates relate or add insight?