as you know, work keeps us all so busy that its hard to schedule recreation and its taken this long to actually go riding with the africa twin! oddly it came with very street oriented tires, so it couldnt keep up on the rivers of mud that the rain has created out of our country dirt roads. but wow does it fly on pavement! sounds sweet as it revs too. both of us agree its on the loud side though, and wonder what the forest service will think of it. overall its an extremely nice bike, but i wouldnt have it over the klr because: its less comfortable, less capable off pavement, and is overly technological for the salt, sand, and water that make up offroad riding in florida. just to avoid being one sided, i have to say that its got excellent wind protection, looks beautiful, has good power, and can almost keep a klr650 in sight in nasty offroad conditions!