I wanted a lightweight touring bike, something that'd handle bad roads if not dirt on the way out and the local highways with ease on the way home. (Days in the 1000km range being in plan). Looked around for a while and in the end 2014+ DL1000 with some inexpensive mods ticked all the boxes. Waited around until one came up online with low k's at a price I was good with. A couple of emails and a phone call later and it was mine - and yeah, it works well.