I have a 1998 BMW 1100GS with 45K on it and have put about 23K on it in 3 seasons of riding. I got the bike based on its rep as a serious dual-purpose that could eat up the highway miles too. Well, it's a great bike on the highway - slab or back road twisties, it goes and is fun to ride. But on anything more challenging than a good gravel farm road, I found myself in for a major workout just to keep it upright. It weighs a ton - ok, @ 600lbs, but close enough. And that's without being loaded with camp gear, Jesse bags, duffle, tank bag, etc. When this thing goes down, it's a major feat just to get it shiny side up again. Soooo... I'm thinking of selling the GS and getting something a bit more on the dual purpose side - like a KLR, an XR650 or maybe a BMW650GS. I want something capable of a 500 mile day on the slab, but still able to tackle a gravel or sand road without scaring the bjeezus out of me. Light weight (relatively speaking) and a bit lower to the ground would be a plus too - I don't have the inseem for something like a KTM - as the GS is just about at my limit for saddle height. So, how about some feedback on the Pros & Cons of owning a KLR, an XR or a 650GS.