Well, it is down to this.
I am in Chicagoland, home of the most boring terrain on earth, for many many miles in all directions. ADV bikes are sold, but most bikers prefer Harley Davidsons here. For any ten bikes seen on the road, 8 or 9 will be H-Ds.
So, I am finding quite a bit of availability of brand new 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure machines, in both colors.
And the dealers discount by first knocking the delivery fee to zero, and then knocking down from the list of $16,499.
So, I'll take the ST around next week and shop for the best deal on price and trade.
But here is the rub. No one has panniers in stock, some are mumbling about availability, and I am in a rush.