Originally Posted by Themiker
Depends on what you want to do. Definitely the XR if you want to ride hard. I had my KTM 990R out there over New Year's and had plenty of fun but there were some places I just couldn't keep up with the smaller guys; mainly skill related not bike. I still managed to wow a lot of people with the places I did go. There has been quite a bit of rain and it has packed down the main riding area really well. If you want to test the handling limits of the GS in sand and whoops and are okay with riding the main area, take the GS. If you want to run the washes for a day trip definitely XR
I think it'll be a safe bet to take the XR for the first time that way I can understand the riding conditions. Honestly, we're bringing a toy hauler out so I can actually bring both bikes. I definitely appreciate the feedback though. Do you have any pics of your recent ride?