As Wipe Your Own Arse (Greece) is getting closer I'm getting more used to the 450. In many respects it is really much like the 690 but than way lighter and with much more maneuverability. I'm now at 11 hours of mixed tarmac (sigh) and offroad riding, the offroad part being 50/50 greenlaning and motocross style riding. Average fuel consumption is about 18 kms per liter and so for I have zero complaint. Only my old (2 year...) KTM steering damper is gone, it lost all oil and since they (according to my dealer) cannot be repaired I'll have to replace it at 420 euros ( Here's some pics of my tour of Amsterdam today. With a bit of creativity even Amsterdam can be exciting!