So I jumped in and just made a down payment on a 2012 KTM 990. I really wanted a bike that was the last of its generation and I try not to buy first gen bikes as they usually have issues that need to be worked out. My last big dual sport bike was a final year BMW 1100GS (right before they came out with the 1150GS). Thanks for all the good advice and I'm looking forward to get a lot of riding in this year, though it can be iffy here in Oregon. Plus I'm downsizing to one do-it- all bike for the first time (I'll be keeping my Ural Gear-Up as well). Cheers!