Picked up my first upgrade from a vtr250 - to a V-Strom 650. It's an 04 model with 16k. It's got a Metzler Tourance on the back with maybe another 5k to run but the front tyre is the original and needs replacing. Another Tourance on the front looks good to me but for probably 90-10 split between highway and dirt (looking into my crystal ball for b/s statistics) would a TKC80 be better? and don't you just know who I want to answer this one!! Where should my first (learner's) ride on the dirt be? PS Having hassles setting the clock time. I've got the minutes right and am now only two hours slow!!