Alright guys, I appreciate that this is a Ducati forum and opinions might be a bit biased but most of the time I see good feedback on here no matter what the brand is, so here's the situation. After this years NC500 (I only managed half of it) we're looking at planning next years trip away that's almost certainly going to be Scotland or Ireland and the lads have started talking about adventure bikes or touring bikes. One of them has even bought a Triumph Tiger Explorer. As it stands I've always been happy enough to do any trips we've been away on a sports bike, IOM for a week on the 1299S, NC500 on the Tuono Factory and the new Gen 4 Beemer, but as we start to talk about places like the West Coast of Ireland etc, it's seems that a sportsbike on roads like that might not be much fun. The main reason for looking at another bike is the weather though. The thought of heated grips and heated seats in what is sure to be pissing rain with some decent hard luggage to keep all your gear dry is the most appealing factor. So with that in mind I've been looking about at what's out there. Looked at the Triumph Explorer same as my mates bought and it's a bit nah for me. Decent looking bike, but I still want to have fun and to me that doesn't look much fun to me, which incidentally ruled out the GS right away. Seems you get much more for your money with a Triumph than the Beemer. This has led me to look at the KTM Superduke GT. Not the best looking bike out there with that beak like front end, but it does look like fun and seems to tick all the boxes. Does anyone have one? Do they offer protection from the shitty UK weather or is it better to go for a Multi? Anything else out there with about a 10k budget I should be looking at?