After two years of researching every adventure bike I could get my hands on and or test ride, I chose the Pan America Special. I just picked it up yesterday. I have been riding motorcycles since I was 7 years old and have owned 10 different brands, mostly dirt bikes. What I have learned is that it really comes down to the rider and what is most important to the rider. BMW, Ducati, Triumph, KTM, Indian, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Harley all make fantastic motorcycles. Brand loyalty can be fierce sometimes, just like loyalty to a sports team, and there can be disappointments along the way, just like with a sports team. But, they all have something in common, they all innovate, strive to get better each year and out shine each other. As riders and motorcycle nuts, we all benefit from that innovation and from that fierce competition among brands. The PAS is awesome and my dealer made the buying experience awesome as well, I have no doubt that if there is an issue, they will take care of it, and if there are no issues....then I will be one happy camper!