Ride the KTM first. The saddles on those are ass burners after just a few miles! Hate 'em!Bratski, those two are SWEET. Are they yours? My God, they are fitted with knobs!!! Drool.
Back to the OP. Been looking to compliment the KLR with a stablemate. Something that is more long distance roadworthy but can still go on when the pavement ends. Narrowed it down to the Strom DL 1000, which I have ridden but feels "soft". Or the KTM 990 Adventure "R"....higher seat, ground clearance and more suspension travel plus an extra 6 or 7 K....... that I have not ever ridden. I am concerned about the KTM's short maintenance intervals and availability, cost of parts. But dammit, they are sweet looking and have great reviews. What to do?