Sure is nice to have a lightweight bike that is small enough to take with you when traveling. Whether set-up with knobbies and skid plate, or performance street tires, it's a snap to roll it on the back of my car and bring with. From California to Florida, from The Dragon to The Lost Coast, it's a joy to bring along so much fun, so easily. One reason why I chose the Hyperstrada over the many other options. Dirt bike size, and sport bike notions, and a capability to explore mountain forest backroads. Pint size bike that is still roomy for my 6'2" body. Low volume sales for Ducati indicate that many don't consider this bike. I think maybe it is a good alternative to the scrambler type bikes so popular now. Anyway, I take it along with me when I travel. Lots of great places to explore along the way.