I bought my first dual sport back in 2007, while I was home for a year, a DR 650. Sold it when I returned to the mainland. After I was gone I discovered advrider and Ride the Rock. I got enamoured with the KTM 690’s, followed multiple threads on advrider for years. Managed to get as far as sitting on one in a dealership in Texas. When the Husqvarna 701 came out it became my new favourite. I’ve been back in GF-W for almost 3 years now, and of course the nearest Husky dealership I’m aware of is in Dartmouth, N.S. Whilst out riding my current dirt bike (21 gears and less than one horse power) I saw a young fellow standing in the driveway with this beauty. 2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro. Sixty kms on it, bone stock. Probably the only one on the island? His uncle works on the mainland, and is letting his nephew break it in for him. Best uncle ever I’d say! I got to touch the thing, and chat with buddy for a few minutes. It really made my day!