Ran into a bunch of (mostly) KTM riders at the local big bike shop here in Hua Hin. They were on their trip back to Malaysia, after crossing Thailand and doing some dirt in Laos. The Versys rider hit a nail or something and needed his rear tire fixed. I talked to him about his bike and how he liked it, especially running with the big KTMs. He said power was no problem since they don't race on the hiways, but he said the suspension sucked. It flexes in turns and doesn't inspire confidence. I asked him if he adjusted the shocks and he said he tried everything, the bike doesn't handle well on the street and not in the dirt either, but he blamed that on the street tires. He was considering getting Oehlin's to improve the handling. We also talked about the ER6 being available in TH; I was told that the thai version is so cheap because cheap parts are being used. The Malaysian version is more expensive because it has better suspension and other parts. I leave that open to discussion... The KTMs looked great, but the plastics seemed dull and a bit chintzy. Note the tires, Pirelli MT90s, good for hiway and dirt. Personally I prefer MT60s which are more street oriented.