I have found when riding off road there is one thing you can install on your bike and never really know how many times it saved your bacon, a good steering stabilizer. If it does it's job, you really didn't know. But if you don't have one you may end up in a pile and wish you had one. So based on 30+ years of experience, I install one on every bike I take off road. To follow that up there is a difference between an on-road stabilizer, that is designed to help stop high speed head shake and an off-road stabilizer which should be designed to soften deflection (not all are). Our KTM 790s came with an on-road design hence IMO the need to replace if you are thinking about doing more than just graded dirt roads. I'm a fan of sub-mounts, keeps the damper out of the way and I am normally looking for a little bar rise anyway. Next up are cushioned bar mounts, I haven't run one in the past but there are many top riders who swear by them to take the hit out of fork action, reduce vibration, save your wrist and make long days easier. So I thought I would look for a steering damper mount that could accept a cushioned bar mount if I wanted to add that. I see these viable options : BRP/Scotts Submount - Well known and solid companies, but I'm not a huge fan of how cluttered this mount looks and reviews say it's bar cushioning is just ok. $359 for the mount only (if you have a scotts already) or $659 for the kit with damper. https://www.shopbrp.com/ktm/product/2468-brp-rubber-mtd-sub-mount-2019-ktm-790-adventure-r.html https://www.scottsonline.com/Stabilizer_Purchase2.php?Bike_ID=7765&BI_ID=1250562 XRC Damper - Chris Birch design, this is probably my favorite, the design keeps the damper tucked away. The cushioned bar mount is integrated and appears to be KTM/Xtrig system. Big problem is getting it in the U.S., I can only find it for sale in NZ and at $980 + shipping ($594 US at time of post). It looks like they are using the BRP pin tower but I didn't confirm that or if it needed to be purchased seperately. https://www.motomox.co.nz/shop/show_single_product.php?prod=1006 Tripleclamp moto/Scotts - Nice clean low profile design for a sub-mount. Can add Xtrig PHDS cushioned bar mounts. Mount $170 (on sale for $129), Xtrig bar mounts $190, Scotts damper $360. $720 all in at full price. https://www.tripleclampmoto.com/col...xtrig-phds-kit-for-ktm-and-husqvarna-50100007 https://www.tripleclampmoto.com/col...mp-moto-steering-damper-for-ktm-790-adventure https://www.scottsonline.com/Stabilizer_Purchase2.php?Bike_ID=7765&BI_ID=1250716 Mako 360/Scotts - By far the best cushioned bar mount, high quality. Used by some top racers. They have a sub-mount system for the 790 ready but not on their website yet. They do not make a pin tower so you have to buy the BRP tower. Mako 360 $409, Mako submount, $130, Scotts damper $360, BRP tower $89. All in $988. Might be able to cut $90 off this by using the Tripleclamp moto sub-mount (which come with pin tower) and Mako 360 bar mount on top. I haven't confirmed the combo works. As of today need to email for the damper mount kit, not on website yet. https://xcgear.myshopify.com/products/mako-360-xcm14k2?rq=yr_2019~mk_ktm~md_790-adventure-r https://www.scottsonline.com/Stabilizer_Purchase2.php?Bike_ID=7765&BI_ID=1250716 https://www.shopbrp.com/ktm/product/2466-2019-ktm-790-adventure-r-bolt-on-frame-bracket.html As I already own a Scotts damper that cuts $360 off all Scotts options and makes the XRC more expensive. As I stated earlier the BRP is solid but I'm not a fan of that design. That leaves: 1) Tripleclamp Moto submount / Xtrig PHDS 2) Mako sub-mount / Mako 360 Hybrid) Tripleclamp moto sub-mount / Mako 360 MY logical brain is saying the 790 doesn't need the level of bar dampening the Mako 360 provides, it's not a 2-stroke or thumper and I won't be racing cross country with it. So the Tripleclamp moto / PHDS is the ticket and save the extra $268. My bling brain says the Mako 360 technology is cool, it works and it's only $268 more... Anyone have experience with KTM PHDS / Xtrig or the Mako 360? Any options I am missing?