Most guys here chose the 950/990 OVER the BMWs and Ducatis. They had more dirt in their blood. If you bought a 950-990 thinking it was a better BMW or Ducati or V-Strom I guess this bike should thrill you? I know what I would want in a new gen Adv, lighter, thinner ergos and better sump protection. This fails on all counts. The last thing I'd have asked for is more power. I'm sure this will fit more riders needs, or their perceived needs I guess, but for the riders who chose the 950-990s over this style bike it holds little to be desired IMO.
Then again, mine had knobbies on it most of the time and my SE does today. It looks like a mongo SMT to me, not interested. The last black & white Adv R 990 tempted me but my SE is a better choice. If they built a Adv version of the SE they'd have impressed me!
Walt, I don't know how you plan to use another 50+ HP, you barely have either tire on the ground now!