I ride 11 GSA , my pal rides a 990adv r , both are great bikes and we have done main land Mexico, baja , Grand Canyon , just got back from cabo etc , Over 25k so far on it He had to put larger tanks on the Ktm to get the same mileage as GSA so it changed his center of gravity so he took more naps ! It's also a lot taller it seems so he has also dropped a few times when stopping in uneven ground , I'm not bashing his bike it's great but after a hard days ride he gets off like John Wayne , he's also spent big bucks on about 4 or 5 seats and still hasn't found a good one That he likes . I agree off road the Ktm is seems better but as we spend 80% on tar he regrets not buying a GSA . It all depends on what you use it for . With upgraded suspension , windshield ,tanks ,etc he's paid more than a stock GSA . If I had the cash I'd buy 900adv for 50/50 and GSA for 70/30 but for me the GSA seems middle ground .