Glad to be a part of the AT forum. I picked up my first new bike ever, the Africa Twin last week. I have had lots of bikes over the years, mostly BMW's, but this is by far the most fun I've had on a bike. It feels so much lighter and stronger than my old Paris Dakar. I am not a big off-road guy but I plan to go on a short trip which includes some trails next week. My Motek trax expedition bags arrived and they look awesome. Thanks for the great forum!