Thanks for all the adventure tire suggestions for our KTM SMT. It's the wife's bike and she needs a confidence inspiring tire for the Dempster, etc., especially if it rains. Til then, I'm getting her all the off-road experience I can on a DR650.
She's ridden to Alaska once and did fine on her Versys with a Distanza front and Tourance rear, both 17"ers. Plan to start with street tires and switch in Fairbanks or Anchorage.