FWIW, I started with KTM on a 690 Enduro, love it, and wanted a 2nd bike with similar feel but more power and comfort for road trips, and after some tests the 990 SMT was the perfect choice. I can't imagine taking this (or another) 200+ kg monster on the trails where my 690 goes, and I agree with my dealer that the 1190 R is not for off-road usage. I do occasionally spin the wheels of the SMT on easy dirt tracks, the suspension is great as usual with KTM, and with trail tires it may be more fun, but the 690 is at home on trails. On any given day I choose what I'll be doing and where it will take me, and then take the best bike for that adventure. On every trail ride I have been where someone with a 990 ADV came along, they cursed and wished they had a 690. To me, the 990 ADV are bikes for long trips where a compromise between road and trail is needed, and now the 1190 models are also to compete with the 1200 GS or as an fun alternative to a SUV around town.