My buddies just bought 2 of the 990's and I was wondering what the competition is... We do a lot of dirt with the pavement simply being a means to get to the next dirt road... I saw the BMW 800 GS and was wondering if it is as capable off road. I spent all last week keeping up with these guys on my minimally street legal CRF 450X... great in the dirt... but lousy on those long loops. So... one vs. the other... how do the BMW's compare to the KTM's if the riding is mostly off road???