traded my 89 r100gspd for an 1150gs adventure about 2 years ago and am a little disappointed. It certainly is faster on the tar, but who can do that these days with the amount of police on the road? Off road the adv is not very inspiring, small front wheel (19inch) down from the old pd's 21inch front, does not instill confidence and the bike is heavy. Still, you can load that sucker up with as much gear as can be safely strapped on and get 500k out of a tank. And it does look pretty cool all dinged and dirty parked amongst a bunch of polished weekender bikes outside the local coffee stop. Guess I am just gonna have to keep looking for the perfect 300klm/h hypersport/caferacer/chook chaser/bush basher/cruiser. Haven't found it yet.