I haven't spent much time on bikes other than my own BMW F650GS (single cylinder) and Yamaha XT250, so I must admit that I was a little apprehensive about riding in foreign countries on a new bike. I should've known I was in very capable hands, though. Between the fabulous folks at Touratech and my own wonderful husband, I have ended up on an amazing set of wheels: a BMW F650GS twin cylinder. This has all the handling and weight that I know and love but more power on demand. Now I can keep up with Matt! Plus, the twin cylinder system provides an unbelievably smooth ride, a stark contrast to my "thumper" back home. The folks at Touratech even hooked up an outlet for my heated gear so that I can ride through the Alps without freezing to death! In other words, I could not have asked for a better loaner. Now the only thing I'm nervous about is missing this bike when I go back home!