That's a tough question to answer and to be honest it's one only you can answer. I've had both bikes and the Vstrom is way better on interstate and at speed. The KLR works better on gravel roads or no roads. The KLR with a heavy load at highway speeds does not handle well and can be downright scary. Without a load speed doesn't seem to be a problem. Most of my riding is on pavement so I went with the Vstrom.