Hi Fella's Newbie here, thanks for the posts and insights. I'm just back from a 1500km ride in the 'Karoo' semi-desert on my NEW 950. Well, it was new, now it's filthy in places one shouldn't even mention in public. Chalk and Cheese vs my old 1150. Out here in South Africa we do it ROUGH, the KTM's advantages manifest quickly. First time I've looked for humps to jump, first time no drive chatter on corrugations, and the hell with it, the chain ain't no big deal to look after. Sorry BMW, lean is good, less is more on the dirt, and I'm in love! Pity about the soft rim up front, ditto those guys claiming it's a problem, I don't recall any wrist-clangers, but yet there were two bruises in the rim when I had a look. However, KTM Cape Town already have a recommendation: Tagasago Excel rims, now I await prices. With this mod, reckon I'm set for a coupla years, because you'll likely find warm beer in my fridge before the day I find my riding ability exceeds the capability of this scooter!