Well, after making deciding to push the boat out a little and buy a touring bike a little newer than the Triumph Sprint ST I bought earlier in the year, I picked up the chosen one today. A BMW GS Adventure XE R1200. Before I saw this bike, I hadn't heard of the XE, just the Adventure and Adventure TE. The TE was the touring edition and the XE was the Enduro edition exactly the same as the TE, but without the LED headlight and tyre pressure sensors. However, this bike was spec'd with the LED headlight and sensors, plus the advantage of the £1k ish BMW / Givi Trekker boxes. I bought it privately today from Scotland and rode back down this afternnon. What a cracking bike with all the toys. Really well looked after and should see a few tours with myself. Now washed and given a liberal dose of ACF50 it sits in the garage making the Ducati's looking like mini-motos @Marco - 58 will be along soon with his congratulations.