I am planning to ride to Prudhoe Bay next summer with friends. Some think my KTM 1190 Adventure is the perfect bike because of it's capabilities. Others think I should ride my beater V-Strom 1000 because either bike will come back thrashed, so why take the KTM which is in great cosmetic condition. Maybe the question should be: How much damage does this ride do to the bike? If a lot, please vote for the V-Strom. What do you say?