A female friend of mine had the Touratech lowering kit (essentially springs) installed, and she is much happier. It is about 1.5-2 inches lower in my estimation. The kickstand becomes too long once you lower the bike, and a swap to the non-R side stand might be necessary. The stock suspension, with or without the lowering kit, is actually quite good for many/most riders. I have had tons of KTM dirt bikes (own a KTM 350 XCF now) and owned a long-term KTM 950 and 1190R. The stock 790R suspension is firm but is by far the best stock adventure bike suspension I have sampled. Can it be improved (especially for heavier and more aggressive riders)? Yes. But I like just fine mine as-is and the suspension can be fine tuned to some extent with pre-load adjustment and the damping clickers.