And I was wrong. After just 10 days of owning my used 950 S I have sold my 03 BMW GS Adventure. I've had 2 GS's now, a 96 and an 03. Loved them both. Put almost 150K miles combined on the two bikes. Then I rode the 950. Wow. It just works for me. Both are great bikes. They are very different. I am not making any judgements on which is better for anyone other than me. But for me, at this time, the 950 is just doing it for me. I used to take a lot of long, extended trips. I no longer do that much. I used to ride more on pavement and less on dirt. I'd like to try to change that. I used to love the FI, ABS, shaft drive, and all the bells and whistles of the BMW and it's wonderful engineering. Now, I'm going for carbs, no ABS, and chain drive. I expect the KTM to be more maintenance intensive and also harder to work on. I'll have to see how that goes. The only downsides to the KTM are: - Smaller gas range. - Not as much torque - More maintenance intensive and harder to work on - Shorter life of the rear tire... My old bike goes to it's new owner this week or next. I wish him a great time and hope they have lots of good adventures together. You were right. The GS is gone. T.