KTM has a pretty good track record of building progressively better bikes I would say. When you are building race bikes you have to put a competitive product on the market, with road bikes it's rider desires.
It looks like oil changes and other maintenance should be easier which is one gripe the public had about our 9x0s. The weight staying down is cool, but does the new style have the same sweet off road feel is something I'm wondering about.
2012 Triumph Scrambler
KTM 950 Adventure, Buell 1125R, Ducati ST4S, BMW R100/7 (x2), Triumph T140E, Suzuki GS1100G, Yamaha SR500, Honda CB750K, and a bunch of dirt bikes...