I bought my trusty Hopper about two and a half years ago. I went out on a test ride and that was it. I liked the unique styling, it still gets admiring looks wherever you park it. The ride is fantastic, the suspension is as adjustable as you need. Once you push the start button, the big V twin booms into life. I have fitted Skorpion end cans and as well as helping the beast breathe, it sounds mighty fine too. Remove the baffles and it really is wild. Sitting high up you get a great view of the road ahead, and potential hazards that lay ahead too. It is very good on long runs, easy to ride for hours at a time, touring is a total pleasure. It is also a mighty fine performer through the twisties too. Many a time I have 'embarrased' riders on large capacity sports bikes.
The quality of the beast is excellent too. I have never had any issues with it at all. OK the rear brake isnt the sharpest in the world, but heck, its mainly used for balance anyhow. The lights are good at night, offering good wide spread of light, The mini fairing keeps a good bit of wind off too.
The punchy motor is like a swss time-piece, it never misses a tick, and repsonds immediately with a turn of the throttle. It is a motorcycle that every time you ride, you cannot help but smile, It offers everything. Comfort, Speed, Power, Presence, Reliability, It holds its value better than any other motorcycle I have ever owned, and it still turns heads! For touring I have added the Ventura luggage rack. Ideal for long trips, ok not for around the globe type, but they are available if you wanna go n show what Charlie n Ewan missed out on!
So my reccomendation is to find a good KTM dealer (Premiers in Didcot are ace) book a test ride and take your wallet!