Yep, I've gone over to the Hun! (...er, sorry, that should be 'Germanic speeking Peoples' in the modern, PC world, I suppose). Went out and spent the kids' inheritance on a nice, clean Austrian-made, '06 KTM 950 Supermoto, in black, and nothing will ever be the same again. Am I mad? Possibly - but not half as mad as this thing. It's absolutely, utterly magnificently barking. I may just christen it the March Hare. But why? Well... it wasn't an easy decision. The Speed Triple has been just fantastic. Not the fastest thing around but not bad, and never, ever anything less than a thrill and a laugh. Never put a foot wrong on the road, and been kind to me in the workshop, too. But time moves on, and some part of me hungered for a new experience or two before I get too bloody old to appreciate it. And there was another thing. Since the very beginning of my riding life, I've harboured the dream that somewhere out there was a bike that could actually do everything. From track to commuting, from freeway to dirt. Maybe it doesn't exist, but since it was announced I've wondered if the 950 SM could maybe be the closest that you can ever get. And now I'm about to find out :grin: Not as fast as the Trumpy, but then neither am I, and if The KTM has a particular weakness it's probably touring. I don't get to do that much these days, and if I do, I'll just have to grit the teeth and live with it. But loads of torque, amazing suspension and brakes, and something I just don't have a a name for. It's a mad, crazy beast. So the S3 has to go. It'll be sad, but at least it'll be all good memories, and while it'll be goodbye to Old England, I've a sneaking suspicion that it may not be forever. But for now, it's a brave new world of sauerkraut and schnapps for me and the March Hare.