About every other month or so I like to look at the pictures and read the comments in this thread about early ADVRiders. Especially after reading a new mc magazine test article about the latest ADV bike. How come we don't see pictures of the BMW GS doing this? I am researching various big bikes for a long distance ADV ride on paved and dirt roads, and I keep coming back to these guys. What did (does) a hard tail HD weigh anyway? I am guessing it is a LOT less than a GS, a Tenere', a Guzzi Stelvio and the rest of the big bikes. Kinda like comparing a model T Ford with a Land Rover I guess... :huh Anyhow, Just a bump to bring this fantastic thread back into the light for any who have not seen it.