I'm retooling my entire fleet in anticipation of a relocation. Going from four bikes to two. I've gravitated towards BMW and Husqvarna over the past ten years with good results. However, as I really research the different bikes out there I'm forced to ask the question, is a new say, KTM dual sport in the 400-500cc range that much better (read $$$) than a new DRZ400? Is a new Euro 650 that much superior to a XR650L? I'm never going to ride the bikes at their limit, I'm just not a great rider. But I will take them into gnarly terrain for days at a time, drop them, and upgrade them as necessary. Why the huge difference in price? Will the KTM make me a better rider or just a poorer rider?