amk, I was going to suggest you stay away from those damned ol KLR's cuz everyone knows they take a little maintainence, but then you say you have no interest in having one-- its just a philosophical question for some reason that still isn't clear??! I say this whole thread is the result of a non-question for which there's only a non-answer--maybe we just like to talk about bikes? Then why is this discussion so non -enjoyable? KLR people, continue to love your KLR's (like me). KLR haters, continue to hate 'em, or dislike em, or whatever--definitely DON'T get one. Now I'm going to move on to something a little more interesting. Cheers!