I'm getting the itch to get into an "adventure" bike and sell the VTX 1800C. I'm looking for something with better range and some off-road capability. However, I don't need to do moto-cross w/it I test drove a Tiger...and wasn't all that impressed with it. I'm used to the torque of the VTX 1800 twin...and am looking for something similar. I was told that V-Stroms have more torque as they are twins. So, I started looking for adventure twins and came up with this list: BMW 1200GS - nearest dealer is 250 miles away and I've never even sat on one KTM 990 - nearest dealer is in town (same dealer carries Triumph) - never been on one Suzuki VSTROM 1000 - sat on one...liked the ergonomics. Better leg room than Tiger - I'm 6'3" and leg room is a pain. Triumph Tiger - test drove one....not that much pickup off the line. Decent handling...I felt cramped in the legs. It had a crash guard w/highway pegs and even that felt odd. Maybe its because I rode over to test on my VTX and just got off of a forward peg bike. I didn't take the Tiger up to highway speeds though.... I did like the 6.3 gallon tank and 300 mile range of the Tiger on the open road. I get about 160 miles on my 4.8 gallon tank before filling up. Honda Transalp http://www.bikepics.com/honda/xl650v/05/pics.asp http://www.bikepics.com/honda/xl650v/06/pics.asp I don't think the Transalp is available in the US, and what a shame! Although, it may be on the small side....I wish Honda would bring a 1200 version to the US...just for me I'm not concerned too much about weight. I handle the 720+ lb VTX just fine. So, a 500 lb adventure bike would be fine. I'm looking for something w/more range, more clearance and ability to take it off the asphalt on gravel roads and logging roads of MT. The V-Strom is probably the least off-road capable of the bikes mentioned from what I've read...however it seems to have the best leg-room...although I haven't sat on a KTM 990 yet. -------------------- Help me out What is your recommendation?