I'm pre-planning for a trip that's a few years down the road. My sons and I will be taking the bikes to Alaska. I was planning on giving my oldest son my DR650 and I'd take a new bike with my 12 year old riding pillion. I've dreamed of owning a Ducati Multistrada and was hoping I could justify the purchase next year by thinking I could take it to Alaska and in turn have a great bike for the many other rides I take when I return. Now, I'm not saying passion won't win over logic but while taking such a trip I must consider the fact that I will most likely have repairs along the way. Ducati probably doesn't have much representation along the way......not sure about BMW, etc. So, with that in mind, if you could choose any bike to take to Alaska under $15K that you would consider capable and easy to repair along the way with good parts availability, what would you choose? I'd like to keep the bike in the lower 400# weight catagory. I'd like it to be a worthy off road bike but it doesn't need to be as able as my DR. The Multi would be fine for the dirt roads I'd take it on.