How did you like the Transalp?
It was typical Honda - I didn't even notice it
Seriously, the bike is great. It is (as per the Honda joke) "unexciting", but I don't want my bike to be exciting. There's enough around me for excitement that I don't need to add any more.
The engine moves me quick enough when re-entering traffic, there's no shake or lack of power when cruising the autobahn (well, at 130km, which is above the speed limit enough for me), it turns in nicely and powers out of corners comfortably and I have yet to test it off road. However, it is somewhat short (well, compared to the 1150 and the KLR), so when I do need to walk it around in parking lots, etc, it is almost too easy to move it around. I can only imagine this will be of great benefit when I'm on some nasty dirt track somewhere
Other than that, I don't have much more experience with other things (lighting, long-distance comfort, etc). That should come up on the 25th when we ride up to Andermatt and meet up with orson there