Have put the mighty cb250 in the paper and depending on how that goes it's time to upgrade. My wish list was for a mid 2000's model, ABS, midsize engine, fuel injection & a small screen. I thought I'd settled on the dl650 but the scarver fits the bill as well. I've never ridden it but it's unusual style doesn't bother me. Budget of $7500 which probably means no abs on the wee strom. I like the belt drive on the scarver - the km's I do mean commuting mean chain oiling / adjusting etc. Stupid question maybe - do bmw's need specialised mechanics or can any workshop handle them? Anyone got any other comments on the 2 bikes?