I really don't need a new bike as the 1250 Bandit is just great. However, it doesn't stop me from lusting and thinking towards the end of the year I might upgrade. Most of my riding is the commute to work and back plus the far too infrequent weekends away to the twisties. My commute involves 2K of dirt road, a couple of sweepers then 30K of slabbing, then 15K of interesting bits through Wildwood, then peak hour freeway and then Flemmington Road to work and back again. 162K round trip. So, I've been looking at the Adventure bike thing. I like an upright riding position as I'm too old to bent over like a banana on a crotch rocket. I'd like something that can cope with the dirt, deal with freeway speeds, at home in the twisties and is skinny enough to deal with peak hour traffic. I had a look at the Tenere and it looks the real deal. My biggest problem is the weight. At 260KG it's 10kg heavier than the Bandit which is already on the porky side. The BMW is probably the best true adventure bike out there but I don't really need the off-road capability all that much. I stopped in to the Ducati dealer last week and had a look at the Multistrada. This beast really tickled my fancy. The adrenaline from a 150HP and 192KG would obviate the need for my morning coffee. Adjustable traction control, suspension and power at the touch of a button makes it quite a versatile bike. My heart says the Duc but my head says it's expensive and it's Italian (reliability). My wallet says go the Tenere but the weight is an issue. My head says go the BMW but heart says but it's a BMW. Such is my dilemma.