Cheers for the info Crowze. Have to say I really like the look of the Multistrada and I think the Enduro looks even better. Not a fan of the BMW and non of the Jap offerings come close on looks but plus side to something like the V strom 1000 is it's bulletproof. £1200 is crazy money for the Desmo service but it seems to be the norm from what I've been reading and is really the only thing putting me off but I'm guessing a full service on a new KTM or BMW will be a similar price. I'm pretty handy with spanners and always serviced my own bikes so I may be able to do interim services myself, possibly even belt changes as well but that DVT engine looks complex!