I went from a KTM 950 to a Yamaha WR250R. It took awhile to get used to the lack of power, but I ended up using the WR just like the 950. Mine is lowered with a link, I have a small fly screen plus soft luggage. I like the stock seat with a sheepskin on it. 12 hour days no problem. Performance wise, the Yam 250 will run with my buddy's new KLR on the highway easy. Both cruise best at 65mph or so.
I liked the WR so much I sold the 950 and replaced it with a KTM 690, which is similar to the WR, but a lot more power. It cruises at 80 or so.