I believe I'm another one of the, after 4 BMW's, I'm tired of the reliability issues guy. I have ridden a 650 strom, and enjoyed it, but I sure am used to the torque of the big twins ( r1150's of different types), which the wee didn't have. I am also a big believer in ABS, so does the 1000 offer ABS or only the 650? My riding is 95 % in the Appalachian mountains, even though I live in FL. I do tour up there, so bags are a must. Any and all comments, suggestions, advice will be greatly appreciated!! P.S. I'm an average size guy, 5'10'' , 170 lbs.