I've put 24,000 miles on my Kawasaki Versys in three years. Most of these miles are on trips around the U.S. from my home base in STL(a lot of road riding). Out of these miles I'm sure only around 200-300 are on non-paved roads. I'm looking to upgrade to a 1000cc+ bike and I've test ridden the KTM 1090 2018 and the Africa Twin ADV sports 2019. I'm sure that one of these will be the bike I upgrade to, but I want opinions from those on ADV rider. I will be using this bike to commute a bit as well, so keep that in mind. I'm 6'1", and I can basically flat foot the AT, not so much on the KTM. The KTM seems to get pretty hot while sitting still, but has a ton of power. I've also heard that the AT's stock crash bars are not truly crash bars where the KTM's are pretty serious. AT comes with skid plate, KTM does not. AT also comes with high windscreen which is needed( many miles at 80 mph). The things making me think about the KTM are those crash bars, the power, and off road capability(we camp every night on our 3 week trips , mostly not near paved roads). That being said the AT is a very comfortable ride, no heat, comes with mostly all of the accessories needed, and may be cheaper to maintenance. Those of you that own KTM 1090's, did any of you choose between these two bikes? Why did you choose the KTM?