Not entirely but I agree on what you mean. To find out if I was dealing with (mainly) a tire thing or a tire/wheelsize issue, I've fitted a Tourance on the front in 90/90-21. This was a clear improvement over the Scorpion on tar. Less flexing from the knobbies, more stability, more grip and more feedback (and almost 100mm wide when fitted). But the improvement is knowhere near as huge as with 19/17" wheels (with Dunlop D607 radials in my case). As written here and in other threads, a complete transformation turning a 950 into an almost SM-like handling hooligan. Awesome. For me, KTM's desire to stay 'true' to their die-hard off road heritage/image was taken one step to far with the ADV compromising the bikes qualities too much for 90% or it's owners (and potential buyers). The S bike on 21/18" skinnies and the regular bike on 19/17" would have been a much wiser choice IMO .