Nor could I say that it would be a step up . MPG same. MPH near. Build one of crag vetters alska fairing on a KLR ( look up crag vetter web site ) and it almost better then a burgman 400 for protection. KLR with upgrades such as snake bar , seat etc is almost more comfortable in more types of riding.
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting WHAT A RUSH, WHAT A RIDE.
"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." Charlie Chaplin