I had a 17 AT and then traded it for a 18 ATAS. I think the basic bike is very pretty, however, the fit, finish, and build quality are terrible, especially for their flagship adventure bike. Add to that poor customer service and response. My frame welds are terrible. Will soon be inspecting my fuel tank and fuel pump for crud, and the forks for premature wear. I am very careful treating my rims and spokes. Honda, you really made it a difficult job to change the air cleaners. I admit that the engine and DCT have been pretty good. This bike is getting close to BMW GS pricing (I think BMW still offers a 3 year warranty rather than the one year from Honda).
It was not long ago when Honda Motorcycles were known for quality and value. I currently do not consider Honda Motorcycles to be built with quality and value, but rather built for a price. I will enjoy and take care of my ATAS, but do not plan on purchasing any more Honda motorcycles and automobiles.