Is it heresy to compare Yamaha's T7 to KTM's 390 adventure? When the T7 finally arrived, it was (and still is) cross-shopped with the 790adventure. Both are defined as middle weight adv bikes; 3/4 litre twins with similar output and weight, proper size tires and capable suspensions. But reviews speak of significant difference in the riding experience. Mattinghofen's latest is an overgrown dirt bike and best ridden as such, always goading the rider into pushing the limits. Yet the T7 excels at a wider range of pace, from slow plonking up to 8/10ths. Meanwhile, KTM's 390 adventure has arrived to mixed reaction. Surprisingly poor off road but punching well above its weight on pavement with good power and enough room for North American males to get comfortable. So it's more road focussed with the ability to explore dirt up to the point where the 790 is really coming into its own. Which sounds like the T7 too. So has anyone else come to this conclusion? Should we be comparing the T7 against the 390 adventure instead of the 790 adventure? Looking forward to hearing from anyone out there who has ridden (or at least inspected) all three.