Am seriously considering purchasing this bike shortly and it will probably only end up being a choice of the standard or GT version with ABS It will be used as my everyday commuter with weekend rides as well of course. Although not a tourer would also hope to do some trips of a few days/weekend etc. Just wanted hear any thoughts about these models or other suggestions that I may have overlooked. To be used for the above purposes and prefer the Italian bikes. Only other one I am considering at this stage is the 696+ but it seems to really be my second choice at this stage. anything else worth considering?