Sefti, As a GS owner who recently purchased a 790r your thoughts mirror mine completely. I still have my 14 GSW with 108,000 miles and it still runs perfect. I'm keeping the GS, but figured the 790r would be a good addition. Travel capable and much better off road than a GS. However, the 790r is no match on the road compared to the GS, and while it is better off road, it is still a relatively heavy adventure bike. Many say you can ride the 790 like a dirt bike but not for me so far. It's not really the bikes fault, its just that we haven't figured each other out yet, and those damn karoo's are not helping! You have to ride the KTM aggressively. It has no down low torque, practically no flywheel effect, and the awful Euro 4 fluffy fueling means spin it up or go nowhere. I'll fix some of the rough edges on he KTM and I will also just get used to what it needs to ride properly. Like you said, it's an awesome piece of kit and many miles down the road I probably read this post and say what the hell was I blabbering about? Damn bike is awesome.