I looked for an adventure bike for almost a year before I ended up buying a Yamaha Super Tenere. I had put almost 50k miles on my S2R1000 and I needed more storage than the Ventura pack system offered. I test rode everything. The Multistrada was first and the biggest disappointment. The right pannier fell off, check engine light was on, fuel gauge didn't work, and those happened on the start up. I spent some time on the Multistrada forum ( I know, everything on the internet is true), but over a 100 pages and 1000 posts about problems, makes you start to question the bike. These aren't little problems either. Engine mapping, electronic problems (most), fork seals, pannier issues, over all quality of the bike, all this on a $20k bike. The 15k mile service ( about 1 1/2 years of riding for me), is well over$1k, and I didn't need another expensive bike to maintain( still have the Monster). Overall, not for me. The other bikes.. BMW- servicing cost. I talked to many owners and they mentioned electronic and engine seal issues. KTM- too big.. it's liking getting on a horse. Honda Twin- no cruise control. Triumph- quality issues. As far as the Yamaha, brand new OTD for $12k, dealers everywhere, no scheduled maintenance until 25k miles ( except oil/filter changes), windshield, cruise, shaft drive, 6 1/2 gal tank, sold me. I have almost 7.5k miles on the bike, no issues, no regrets. I will say the Yamaha is nowhere near the "attention getter" the Monster is..