Let me preface my comment with the statement that my mechanical skills max out at changing a bicycle tire 🙂 However, I have read quite a bit about those bikes and my biggest concern was the kickstand. It’s mounted to the engine case. I don’t think I like that idea on an adventure bike. I guess the KTM 990’s had issues with the engine blocks cracking as a result. This company offers a relocation kit. http://blackdogcw.com/ktm-1190-1290-side-stand-explained/ Anyway, I guess its something to consider. My understanding is this would be very expensive to fix. Other than that the reviews I’ve read have been very positive.