I went and traded my 82 1100 for this 04 KLR650 today, even trade. Rode 85 miles to meet the guy and we made the swap, I think we'll both be happy. Rode 106 miles home, 53 on dirt roads which is what I got it for. It was too clean when I straddled it so I fixed that. Had a ball, weather was great for this time of year. On the 53 miles of dirt I met 1 other motorcycle and nothing else but 3 deer of which I almost hit 2, something about this thing scares the deer, they were all 3 running full sprint. This thing has a lot more torque than I expected and runs down the highway pretty good except for the handlebar vibration, I'll have to try some things on that.