@hfv and it's such a classy flex: No sponsorships, just wild artwork from relevant artists of the time, and somehow doesn't feel cynical as a lot of corporate patronage does. It also has high visibility: The race cars are watched and filmed with massive exposure. The non-racing art cars get... a press release? And then go straight to a museum.
@jminer if you liked your VW other than the height, I would suggest a golf Alltrack since it checks every box other than price probably.
Same goes for the 3.6 Outback but you've already expressed disinterest there. I would want a van in that scenario but that's because I've had the hots for an adventure van setup for a long time now. But kayak mounting could be annoying and better suits my bike and ski while camping interests.
I grew up riding in the dirt, so that's where my roots are...
and I would LOVE to get another dirtbike, but my old skeleton would complain... That picture is.... umm.... 2021 - 198-something... Carry the one....... A long time ago.
The K1600 has it's place - out on the two-lane asphalt... I thought about getting a GS-A to at least do some soft-roading, but the compromise in comfort would not likely go over well with Mrs. Dood, so the K1600 will do.... For now... 😈
@s65 I have two shops in easy walking distance (< 10 minutes) but the demand is just crazy here. Maybe I'll just have it all done over the winter, maybe I'll clean my workshop out and do it myself (ha ha, probably not).
@stuckmtb I've owned like 7 VWs and none of them ever caught fire. But they did eat coil packs, radiators, window regulators and O2 sensors. I guess it's hard to catch on fire when you don't run long enough to get up to temp.