Can't comment on KLR but I've owned both DL650 and DR650, both reliable as an anvil, which is part of the reason I bought them. I won't say the gearbox thing hasn't happened, but the rare instances have been amplified by the internet. And the stator issue has been addressed by Suzuki through recalls. Just over 53,000 miles on the V-Strom now, getting about 55mpg on regular gasoline, never a problem, just normal wear items like tires/chain/brakes etc. Bikes like the KTM 390 Adv haven't been out long enough for any such long-term evaluations, but there are many, many high-mileage Stroms still running around out there. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat; reliability is not an issue, but lighter weight and maybe more ground clearance/suspension travel, are becoming my priorities. And let's not loop back to, "Well then you're talking about a DR650." I've already addressed that a DR is a poor choice for 700-800 mile days while travelling to the desired destination. No sir, I need a Unicorn, thank you very much! But,,, the newly-reported KTM plans are VERY interesting! I can spend another year on the V-Strom to see what arrives, especially if Kawasaki continues to keep us hanging. Orange Kool-aid is becoming just another very popular store-shelf soda, and I'm getting thirsty!