BRAINDEAD did you ever try to get Cagiva bits in UK? my mate waited 18months for a new mirror and that was under warranty!!
i know there have been a few problems with the company and they are supposed to be better now, but mud sticks and a bad reputation takes weeks to get and years to lose, look at SKODA cars, many people remember them from the 80s but they have been making great cars for years now.
GELERT the navigator is a fantastic road/fun bike and that suzuki TL engine is one of the best out there, but its not the kind of thing i would recommend for what you want. if you must go for the 1/2tonne giant trailie thing, look at the tiger, GS and varadero mate. then when you have tried to pick them up 15times in 1mile look at the 650GS, XT600 or KLR and you will see why so many people choose these bikes.
[This message has been edited by DAVSATO (edited 06 November 2004).]