OK, I can't get this comparison out of my brain. The 1090r thread has had zero response to this notion. My guess is that they don't care and to some degree I see why. I would like to compare a 990 vs a 1090r and have all things be equal (as much as possible). Test setup: I am buying a 2008 990 and it will have: R suspension Height (I will need to have this adjusted i.e. new springs for weight) Wings Pipes Mapping Skid plate Offroad tires (TKC or pirelli scorpion rally's) Rally Screen GPS Grip heaters *I will remove the center stand as the 1090r does not have one. The 1090r should be similarly equipped (currently seeking applicants) Comparison Points: 1. Weight - This is a critical factor IMHO to every rider. -Fully Fueled (i.e. max weight) 2. On Road Manners -Wind coverage, turning radius, parking, getting on/off, MPG's, etc. -How does the bike work when getting to the trails? 3. Off Road Manners -Turning, how does the COG feel, high, low, etc. -Slow Maneuvers: turning around, parking, slow pace, -High(er) Speed, does it feel planted? 4. Ergonomics -Rider positions (sitting, standing, attack position) -Input response, does the bike wear you out? Is it snatchy down low, harsh up top, engine braking, foot brake, clutch, etc.