I know, these bikes really aren't comparable, but I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I have a gen 1 KLR that I'm in the process of fixing up for dual-sport use. I have a Goldwing so I don't need this bike for street use other than to ride 20-60 miles each way to get the dirt roads and trails. My riding will be almost exclusively day rides so no hard bags needed. It's trendy to call this Adventure Riding but really it's just plain old dual-sport use. I'm in my late 50s but have been riding all my life. 170 lbs and in good shape for my age. Here's my dilemma: I bought the KLR right on craigslist with only 2700 miles on it but I'm spending all kinds of money on parts and accessories fixing it up. Then I see the glowing review on the 2012 KTM 690 R and wonder if I wouldn't be better off just biting the bullet and selling the KLR and popping for the KTM. It is SO much lighter and seems to have the best of everything already on it. If I could just go out and ride both I'm sure I could get clarity on the issue but that just isn't possible so I thought I'd ping those here who may have experienced both bikes. Anyone who's had experience with both that can give me some perspective? Finish the KLR and be happy with it knowing that I'm not 25 anymore? Or pop for the orange wundermachine and have the benefit of performance that's likely in another realm?