My comparison is solely to get an idea how the 790 will compare to the 990 on the highway when loaded with camping gear. My 990 was great on tarmac with gear when we had to take a 90 mile detour last summer on the highway thru the Cascades because of smoke while doing the WABDR. I didn’t want a bike that would be straining when loaded with gear. Initial indications are that the 790 will do just fine on the freeway. The addition of cruise makes this even better. I think it’s really going to shine off-road. My ride yesterday was pretty eye opening on how good a job KTM did. The bike feels so damn light. I’m excited to hit some dirt and find out.