I was thinking about how great it is not to be one of the riders who have been waiting to pay way to much for a China powered BMW 800. The Versys will do anything that it will do but go through deep creeks and most of the people that buy the little BMWs never will be off road with them any way. It is sort of like all the people that buy four wheel drive SUVs and never use four wheel drive. With all the money that I saved by buying the Versys I could do all kinds of mods but for me the Versys is just fine the way it is. It handles great and all but the seat it is a near perfect bike right out of the box. From what I understand the seat on the 800 is no better and might even be worse. I am sure BMW will offer a better seat for about 800 plus dollars. Like the saying goes ,when you get tired of visiting your KTM service department buy a BMW and really get to know your service manager.