Was fun helping Isak break in his new KTM 1290 Super Adventure R! I remember doing the BMW Enduro course with my R12GS still set on street mode after riding back from the restaurant after lunch. It was such a different animal, uncontrollable in the dirt. Once back to Enduro mode, all was well with the world again. These new bikes are packed with so much electronics that they really transform the machines into very different motorcycles. The love-em-or-hate-em lights on the KTM. I like them. There's an aluminum heat sink down the middle to keep the LED lights cool at speed. I'm eager to try out the new R1250GS to see what it has to offer. Right now, on paper, it's not that appealing. I'm not happy about the additional weight that its gained, it seems to almost cancel out the extra hp - almost like two steps forward, one step back. Aesthetically, the new Beemer hasn't changed much from the 2018 model, and the Super Adventure R has it beat in the looks department, IMO. But on the other hand, I am much more comfortable with the 33.5" seat height vs the 35.1" KTM seat though. No dirtbike mounting needed. That KTM engine though...! Next iteration of the RideDOT.com RTW motorcycle?