I bought a Kawi versys 650 just to ride to Alaska, I really wanted the little tiger but it wasn't in the budget. Sold it a few months after I got back for $500 less than I paid for it, I'd added about 6500 to the mileage. Another buddy bought a Tenere, the third was on a KTM 950. I didn't feel like I gave up anything to them, sure they had more acceleration, and the Tenere was more comfortable. But I could roll mine around the campground fully loaded. My buddy was able to pick up the Tenere fully loaded when he dropped it making a tight u turn in Haines Junction, but he rode harleys before that so knew the technique. My buddy with the KTM dropped his on the Denali Hwy and he needed help.