Hi all, OK... so I can now officially announce that I have got the adventure riding bug as well! And it's going to catch up to you as well sooner or later, I'm fairly confident! Anyway, I'm considering getting the F800GS - possibly in the near future. The problem is it does not come with tubeless tyres (yes I know real adventure riders prefer tubed tyres for various reasons, but I'm not yet a real adventure rider ). The F700GS, however, does (but I'd rather have the up spec more capable F800GS even if it will be limited by my own capabilities!). I have got a couple of questions now: 1) How often would one experience a puncture if they only ride the bike on gravel/dirt roads i.e. no serious off-roading stuff? I know this is something that can't be predicted, but just generally want to know the resistance of knobby tyres vs. road biased tyres against sharp objects. Are knobby tyres more prone to punctures than the road biased ones or otherwise? 2) How do knobby tyres compare against the road biased tyres for normal on road riding? Are they absolutely no good or do they just fare well? In particular I'll be interested to know about their life, grip, comfort etc. Thanks for taking the time!