I'm not a BMW fan but my Husky dealer just got a new 650 Husky. It looks like a better KLR. Possibly the best street thumper going too. Seat room will easily carry 2 comfortably. They are telling the dealers a 5g tank is for sure to follow. At $6999 I can't see a reason to even consider a new KLR, not that I'm even considering either but i did own a KLR and a 610TE.
Go sit on one. It isn't a race ready KTM-anything but as a street bike that has dirty looks it should beat up anything else, especially at the price.