OK, so I am looking at a new bike, I was/am very partial to the 1190 but something in my head keeps saying
, that's a lot of of money.
Not that I can't afford it, just struggling with the 8-10 $K price difference, in as much will I have 8-10 $K more enjoyment?
Lot of fuel, tyres and farkles can be bought for the price difference.
For me, the defining factors are the KTM resale value is better, street creed along with the top shelf components.
I do like Euro bikes having previously owned an Aprilia and a Benelli.
For the record, I'm referring to the adventure with the 19" front wheel, not the R with 21" front wheel.
I have a DR 650 for more serious off road, so I am looking at mainly road/gravel long distance touring which my 650 XT excels at.
To throw a spanner in the works, I am also partial to the MT-09 Tracer but I think the 17" front wheel will rule it out for the type of riding I do.
Plan on some test rides this weekend so I'm hoping this will give me some clarity.
So please add your opinion on what I should do.