I wanted to share what I learn about the 1090R from purchase to......well what ever happens in the future. I am a YouTube vlogger so some will be videos and some I will explain in written posts and pictures. Here the deal. I have been riding for 43 years. All kinds of bikes. The constant has been dirt bikes and dual sport. In 2008 I started riding these behemoth Adventure Bikes and loved them from the start. Owning Japanese and premium brand Euro bikes I have a decent perspective on the what is offered. I still ride a dirt bike and enjoy desert blasts and single track. I am a minimalist. I don't care about unnecessary electronics, wind protection, vibration or cup holders. That is what directed me to the 1090R in the KTM line up. High horsepower is not a consideration, however, torque is. I learned that from the Tiger 800 XCx I owned. Nice bike but gutless when you are riding in gnarly stuff. The price point is great and I bought a 2018 hold-over for less than what I would pay for a used bike in my local market. Hopefully this will help some folks looking to buy one or provide some porcelain throne reading/watching for the 1090R fan boy. Post questions and I will do my best to answer them. Thanks for checking out this post. Ride safe.